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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Air Force, DOD switch HOMES

Posted  January 16, 2015

WASHINGTON — Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Department of Defense website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating. Effective Dec. 29, 2014, HOMES.mil was launched for public access to provide service members seeking housing at their assigned location, and to landlords, owners and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 16, 2015

Q: I am a military retiree — or military retiree spouse — who recently started a new job and my new employer offers a comprehensive employer-sponsored health care plan. They’ve offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit. They will also pay for a TRICARE…

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823rd MXS provides safe, reliable aircraft

Posted  January 16, 2015

Airman 1st Class Carlos Thompson, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chief, performs maintenance on an HH-60 at the 823rd MXS hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12. The 823rd MXS is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of 18 HH-60s. Airman 1st Class Hunter Foust, 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk…

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Community Happenings – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 Academic Scholarships: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club sponsors academic achievement scholarships for dependents graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students and dependent military spouses who exhibit potential and desire to complete a program leading to a college or vocational degree. The application packets for the 2015 school year are now…

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End of era signals new beginnings for security forces

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Staff Sgt. Dontea White, Base Security Operations course student, scans the area around his convoy for simulated explosive ordnance devices during the dismounted operations portion of the course at the Silver Flag Alpha Range Complex north of Las Vegas Dec. 17. White is training for his…

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ALS honors ninety-six new graduates

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photoMembers of Airman Leadership School Class 15-A pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 18. Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first professional military education…

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Equipping our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — When I entered the Air Force 16 years ago, my father-in-law, who is retired Army, shared a bit of service rivalry with me. He said that it’s well known the Air Force “mans equipment” while the Army “equips men.” For those of us in blue, it’s an insulting…

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 9, 2015

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled…

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99th LRS Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

Posted  January 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s Vehicle Operations Element keeps Nellis AFB rolling by providing vehicles to units they need to accomplish their missions. Vehicle Operations plays a significant role in the daily operations of the base, by providing services ranging from issuing and renewing government driver’s licenses and ensuring…

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Nellis launches community stalking awareness campaign

Posted  January 9, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affects 7.5 million victims every year.

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