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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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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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SecAF shares top three priorities during Columbus AFB visit

Posted  January 9, 2015

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James visited the base Dec. 17-18 to meet with Airmen and learn their unique capabilities, key initiatives, attributes and missions.

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Photo Essay: Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

Posted  January 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. William Steenland, left, and Airman 1st Class Marcus Johnson, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operations center, review an aircrew log at the vehicle operations center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 6. The aircrew log keeps track of flight takeoff and landing…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 9, 2015

Q: I’m getting divorced, what happens to my TRICARE eligibility? A: Visit the TRICARE Life Events page at http://www.tricare.mil/faqs to learn how your divorce affects your eligibility. If you divorce, the sponsor must update the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, with a copy of the divorce decree. Your TRICARE eligibility may change after…

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Community Happenings – January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

UNLV Troops to Teachers webinar: There will be a webinar for military veterans interested in teaching in Las Vegas. The webinar will be Jan. 14, 2015, at 5 p.m. PST. For more information, contact retired Command Sgt. Maj. Sherman Fuller at 719-282-5672, by email at sfuller@troopstoteachers.net or visit www.troopstoterachers.net. Nellis Area Spouses’ Club 2016 academic…

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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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Chaplains help build relationships

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card…

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New commander addresses Airmen of 12th Air Force

Posted  December 19, 2014

To all of the 12th Air Force community, Happy holidays! My wife Kristan, my three children, and I are excited to join this outstanding 12th Air Force community. I cannot adequately express how honored and humbled I feel to join this community as the commander. I certainly appreciate the exceptional efforts of General and Mrs….

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COMACC lands at Nellis for USAFWS graduation

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Gen. Hawk Carlisle, Air Combat Command commander, is greeted by, and talks with, Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, after arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 11. Carlisle attended the U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduation ceremony as the guest speaker.

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AMMOS CSC class 15A graduates

Posted  December 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf (center), commander of the 159th Maintenance Squadron from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., is named the distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School Combat Support Course Class 15A at the Club at Nellis…

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Healthy, productive ways to cope with holiday stress

Posted  December 19, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the holiday season quickly approaches, many Airmen become stressed when they try to figure out how to deal with visiting families, preparing large meals and buying gifts for loved ones. For others, stress can manifest because this could be their first time away from family during the holidays. Different…

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