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Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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.

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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.


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Nellis Honor Guard practices perfection

Posted  February 20, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Staff Sgt. Nicholas Cocco, Nellis Air Force Base honor guardsman, practices presenting the flag during a training session at Nellis AFB, Feb. 17. The flag was folded by a six-person flag sequence and would be presented to the next of kin during a funeral service….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 20, 2015

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A:  No.  Getting Care When Traveling During School Breaks You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need…

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Community Happenings – February 20, 2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

2015 Nellis AFB African American History Month: The Black History Month banquet is 6 to 9:30 p.m., Feb. 20 at The Club. Cost is $25 per person and dress is smart casual/semi-formal. For more information contact Senior Master Sgt. Richardson at 702-652-6815 For tickets contact Richardson, Master Sgt. Hayden at 702-652-6805, Tech. Sgt. Humphries at…

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

Posted  February 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 393rd Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., makes a final approach before landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Feb. 6. The B-2 is the only aircraft in the world of its kind, and brings unmatched long-range,…

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99th GCTS garners first ACC Order of the Shield unit award

Posted  February 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen The Order of the Shield Detail waits to present the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron commander with the honorary shield during an Air Combat Command Security Forces Order of the Shield ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 6. The shield represents defenders as…

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Air Force Medicine: A vision for future

Posted  February 13, 2015

WASHINGTON  — The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance), rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, space…

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Air Force Medicine: A vision for future

Posted  February 13, 2015

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, ISR (intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance), rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control.

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823rd MXS vital to world-wide rescue operations

Posted  February 13, 2015

Years of violent conflict and natural disasters has led to catastrophic situations around the world. These catastrophic events call for humanitarian relief missions, many of which are conducted by the U.S. Air Force and its HH-60G Pave Hawks and crews.

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A-10s provide close air support for Green Flag exercise

Posted  February 13, 2015

Members of the 357th Fighter Squadron were given a unique opportunity to participate in Green Flag-West 15-03 from Jan. 18 to Feb. 1.

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Self-Help Tax Center up, running

Posted  February 13, 2015

What was formerly known as the Nellis AFB Tax Center has evolved into a self-help tax center where clients can complete their own taxes on computers provided at Bldg. 324 in the Desert Oasis Lounge now through April 15.

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