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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Local

Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Health & Safety

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Let’s talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted  July 10, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels.  The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer…

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Local community celebrates with Airmen during July 4th parade

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Sanjay Allen Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, and his wife, Doni, greet spectators during the 21st annual Patriotic Parade in Summerlin, Nev., July 4. Seven Airmen were recognized on behalf of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases for their contributions to the local community and in defense…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors Class 15-E graduates

Posted  July 10, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — One hundred ten Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here July 2 as part of Class 15-E. Eleven members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Hannah C. Wendlandt, a member of the 57th Operations Support Squadron, received the…

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WSO makes history at USAF Weapons School

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Capt. Kari Armstrong, 389th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle weapon systems officer, received more than a diploma from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 27. Armstrong also became the first female F-15E weapons systems officer and the second female student in…

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Test flight completed after F-35B modifications

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd A Marine Corps F-35B Lightning II takes off at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 18. The aircraft underwent a functional check flight following modifications at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Man’s best friend keeps Nellis safe

Posted  July 10, 2015

Moving rapidly from building to building, a valuable Air Force asset closes in on an adversary’s location.

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HVAC/R keeps Nellis Airmen cool

Posted  July 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Michael Anderson, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration craftsman, works to remove an A/C filter at the Nellis Inn on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 8. Filters are changed regularly as part of preventive maintenance.   U.S. Air…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  July 10, 2015

Q: When is the Hospital scheduling the 2015 school/sports physicals? A: July 14, 20, 22, 30 and August 5, 12, 18, 20 at the Family Medicine Residency Clinic in the main hospital. We will have appointments available for children who are 6-18 years old with no chronic health conditions (i.e. uncontrolled asthma, diabetes, heart conditions)….

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Events

Community Happenings – July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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