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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Air Force

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Events

Community Happenings – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Editor’s Note/Correction: The recent release stating that Ed Hamil will be participating in Nellis AFB’s Aviation Nation Open house is incorrect. As of this printing, Ed Hamil will not be performing this year. For questions, call the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 702-652-2750. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for…

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Air Force

In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted  October 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Health & Safety

Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers spin class

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services, and one way the staff is doing this is by offering a spin class.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Local

Nellis Airmen celebrate RED HORSE birthday

Posted  October 19, 2012

Airmen of the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers, more known as RED HORSE, celebrated their birthday Oct. 12. The celebration involved physical activities and showing pride in what their unit stands for.

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Commentary

Follow rules when driving government vehicles

Posted  October 19, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — People drive their privately-owned vehicles to and from their homes, to work, or to run errands around the installation every day. There are also people who drive government-owned vehicles daily on the installation to keep the mission going whether it is to refuel aircraft, deliver parts from the flightline,…

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award presented

Posted  October 19, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes Master Sgt. Brandy Walker, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, presents the Diamond Sharp Award to Senior Airman Andrew Higginbotham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, as members of the First Sergeants Council look on Oct. 12, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Health & Safety

Avoid the Flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – October 18, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Q: Can I schedule an appointment for my spouse? A:Yes, contact the appointment line 702-653-2273 to schedule all appointments. Q: I have a difficult time reaching the referral management center. Can I dial them directly? A: No, our number is part of the medical center phone tree, but if you dial at 702-653-2273 and press…

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Commentary

Status quo

Posted  October 19, 2012

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends…

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Kasey Close
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How we look in uniform can make a difference

Posted  October 19, 2012

It’s said that “a picture is worth a 1,000 words,” but what is said when a military member is wearing his uniform wrong or looks unprofessional, especially since sending information around the world is a lot quicker with today’s technology?

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