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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with…

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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 27, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Posted  March 27, 2015

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

Posted  March 27, 2015

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…

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Safety pursues diligence to preserve a safer future

Posted  March 27, 2015

“We want to find a way to prevent mishaps from happening in the future and ensure our Airmen’s safety,” said Master Sgt. William Camp, 57th Wing flight safety NCO in charge.

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14th TS displays cyberattack defenses

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win in the air, space and cyberspace. For the sixth year in a row, the Air Force Reserve’s 14th Test Squadron — a fully integrated operational testing partner within the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here…

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Joint, total force space team highlights learning opportunities during Red Flag 15-2

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A joint, total force representation of Space Operations experts gained beneficial experience during Red Flag 15-2 from Feb. 26 to March 13 here. This was the first linked exercise with tactical, operational and virtual tactical participants, according to Lt. Col. Trae York, director of Space Forces for 12th Air Force and…

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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. The 99th LRS Petroleum Oils and Lubricants flight…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 27, 2015

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic? A. Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3. Retirees, their family members and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime…

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