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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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Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

Posted  December 12, 2014

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you know that you were ‘The Greatest?’” Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, “Perhaps…

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Nellis, Creech Airmen celebrate Thanksgiving, family

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, serves food during a Thanksgiving celebration at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 18. The wing hosted the event as a way to thank Airmen for their hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to the mission throughout the…

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Nellis holiday celebration lights up night sky

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, pulls the switch to light up the Christmas tree and menorah during the lighting ceremony at the chapel parking lot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. Approximately 100 people came out to witness of the…

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Nellis Airmen remember Pearl Harbor, remain vigilant for future

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Jason Camilletti, 57th Operations Support Squadron commander, shares a laugh with Ed Lun, a retired Air Force pilot and veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, at the Southern Nevada Honor Flight World War II vets lunch at the Club at Nellis Air…

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Sweet treats delivered to Airmen in dorms

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Devonte Robinson, 99th Medical Support Squadron (left) receives a freshly baked cookies from Master Sgt. Sharon Tyree, 99th MDSS first sergeant, during the base cookie drive on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. The cookies were sorted by the Nellis Spouses’…

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Bujutsu adds to Airmen, families’ tool boxes

Posted  December 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo Judith McIntosh applies pressure to her husband, Robert’s wrist, causing him to release his simulated weapon during the Nesei Bujutsu class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 9. Students are taught to use pressure points and small joint pressure to cause assailants to release weapons…

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Thunderbirds release 2015 show schedule

Posted  December 12, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have finalized their 2015 show schedule. In its 62nd season, the team is slated to perform 71 demonstrations at 39 locations. The flying unit, officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, will perform its first public flyover of 2015 at the…

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Things to know about gift cards

Posted  December 12, 2014

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many gifts exchange hands during the holiday season. One of the most popular, easiest and convenient of gifts is the gift card. Almost every store offers gift cards for their products or services. Gift cards can satisfy even the most particular recipients since they choose what to purchase…

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SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

Posted  December 12, 2014

The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

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Family Dynamics: CMSAF, wife Athena talk about AF life at home

Posted  December 12, 2014

In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force.

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