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Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Local

Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Local

B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Local

Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.


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I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical…

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Overcoming failures

Posted  February 6, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity…

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Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Four F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 175th Fighter Squadron, Joe Foss Air National Guard Station, Sioux Falls, S.D., prepare to launch during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 26. Red Flag is a realistic combat exercise involving U.S. and allied…

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New physician assistants graduate IPAP

Posted  February 6, 2015

Two students graduated from the Interservice Physician Assistant Program class 03-12 during a ceremony at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course here, Jan. 30, 2015.

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Can you hear me now?

Posted  February 6, 2015

Imagine being on a routine flight, cruising in the spacious sky at 40,000 feet. Everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but in a brief moment, you quickly realize something is wrong.

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PURPLE brings awareness to frustrated parents of infants

Posted  February 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s the middle of the night, and there is no sign of sleep. Two parents are helplessly sitting defeated on the bedroom floor. In a crib in the corner of the room is a crying, wailing, gum-gnashing infant donning a purple cap. They tried everything: baths, swaddling, bouncing and…

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Beyond the flightline at Red Flag 15-1

Posted  February 6, 2015

Samantha Millea isn’t a fighter pilot. She doesn’t load munitions on aircraft and she’s usually nowhere near a flightline.

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99th MDG beneficiaries may see change of PCM due to optimization

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is adapting to changes in the Primary Care Manager staff while simultaneously increasing enrollment in the Internal Medicine clinic, which could cause beneficiaries to see a change of their PCM as a result. Additionally, the Flight Medicine Clinic has transformed into a more comprehensive model known as a Patient…

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted  February 6, 2015

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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Fire protection flight prepared to respond

Posted  February 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Senior Airman Cody Malia 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection journeyman displays a rescue saw at Fire Station 1 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 2. The saw is primarily used to remove aircraft canopies if the pilot or rescue workers are unable to open…

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