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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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Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted  October 19, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment here Oct. 14. Yeager was serving as a test pilot and flying the experimental Bell X-1 named the, “Glamorous…

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Community Happenings – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted  October 26, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and in many instances must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical,…

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99th Medical Operations Squadron holds physical therapy open house

Posted  October 26, 2012

Tech Sgt. Janie Garceau, 99th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, shows Staff Sgt. Rebecca Smen, 99th MDOS physical therapy technician, how to use a Biodex Balance System during a physical therapy open house Oct. 19, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen of the 99th MDOS physical therapy section use the…

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Behind the Red Line in the Operating Room

Posted  October 26, 2012

How staff at Nellis AFB helps to keep operating theaters clean......

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Motorcycle riding gear for safety

Posted  October 26, 2012

Anything that covers exposed skin is better than nothing, but there are certain characteristics or requirements of gear that motorcyclists should wear when riding.

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Security Forces Pumpkin Patrol plans for Halloween Safety

Posted  October 26, 2012

This Halloween the 99th Security Forces Squadron is taking care to ensure safety for trick-or-treaters and the base populace.

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Flag Football

Posted  October 26, 2012

Members from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron get in a huddle before their game against the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in a flag football game Oct. 23, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Flag football games are held every Monday through Thursday behind the Warrior Fitness Center.

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Nellis Energy Team challenges Airmen to save during Energy Action Month

Posted  October 26, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Energy team is promoting energy conservation during Energy Action Month by challenging Airmen to save energy. Since October is Energy Action Month, it’s a time for everyone to think about the importance of energy in their daily lives. The Nellis Energy team members here have been working…

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Salutes & Awards

63rd BSB activation ceremony held at Nellis

Posted  October 26, 2012

Lt. Col. Robyn Hamasaki, 63rd Brigade Support Battalion commander, listens to a speech given by Col. Richard Lamb, 311th Sustainment Command commander, during an activation ceremony for the 63rd Brigade Support Battalion Oct. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 63rd BSB is located in southern Las Vegas and chose Nellis AFB as…

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