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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.

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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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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

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Pushed to limit: Red Flag participants leave prepped for success

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

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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AAFES Stores, Concessions, Holiday Hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military shoppers can come early to the Nellis Exchange when it opens its doors at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. The Nellis Exchange will pass out take-a-tickets for the most popular items as well as bounce back coupons that can be used throughout the weekend…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2012, at the base theater on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dan Koslov, Military Officers Association of America deputy…

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On this day in history….

Posted  November 30, 2012

1782 – The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence. 1838 – Mexico declares war on France. 1861 – The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent. 1864 – The Union wins…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt Col Stanley T. Masters, assigned to 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, Creech AFB, NV should contact Summary Court Officer, Lt Col Blake L. Donald, 432ND Operations Group, Creech AFB, NV (210) 823-5370. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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Veterans

VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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Nellis November review . . .

Posted  November 30, 2012

A look back at community happenings these past 30 days......

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AF leaders target sexual assault in latest ‘Letter to Airmen’

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the Air Force’s…

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Health & Safety

The little things mean a lot to safe motorcycle riding

Posted  November 30, 2012

Little things mean a lot. It’s a phrase we have all grown up with, and probably, take for granted. Motorcyclists can’t afford, from a safety standpoint, to take anything for granted.

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 30, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave.

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