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AF to grow, enhance Nellis group with close air support focus

Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.

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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Aggressor’s paint scheme gets a makeover

Since 1972, the 64th Aggressor Squadron has prepared combat air forces by providing realistic threat replication and training.

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Some IDs may be invalid starting Aug. 15

Posted  August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — Individuals will no longer be able to access Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa beginning Aug. 15. This new change aligns the Air Force’s installation access policy with requirements of the Real ID Act, which focuses on improving the reliability of…

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Air Force seeks nominations

Posted  August 12, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas—Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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Triple Nickle participates in Green Flag 16-8

Posted  August 12, 2016

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Capt. Awal Iselin, 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, pilot, salutes as he taxis before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 2. The 555th FS is participating in Green Flag 16-8, a large scale air-to-ground combat exercise.   U.S. Air Force photo…

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Intramural volleyball spikes into play-offs

Posted  August 12, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 432nd Operations Support Squadron compete in the finals of the intramural volleyball playoffs in the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. The Airmen hope to take away a healthier atmosphere, both physically and…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  August 12, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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