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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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Nellis Open House brings history to life

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Nellis Open House is scheduled to take place Nov. 8 and 9. This year there are more than 15 different aircraft scheduled to fly, spanning 71 years of aviation history.

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ADC: An undue influence to justice

Posted  October 17, 2014

In the event trouble attaches itself to an Airman; the Area Defense Counsel is available to provide confidential counsel. Whether the Airman is under investigation, facing an Article 15, letter of reprimand or other adverse actions, the ADC is available.

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Flag football season enters week three

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Justin Miller, 823rd Maintenance Squadron quarterback, prepares to throw a pass down field during an intramural flag football game against the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Raptor team at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 14. Miller led the 823rd MXS on offense with two touchdown…

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Salutes & Awards

2015 Cooke award nominations sought

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award. This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service. He had a career that spanned…

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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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2015 Vanguard award nominations due Jan. 28

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Nominations for the 2015 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 28, Air Force officials said. The award annually recognizes one enlisted member from each of the uniformed services for an act of heroism that results in saving someone’s life or…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in December

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19…

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Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

Posted  October 17, 2014

When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, who was previously stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, thought his life was over, literally.

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57th MXG locked, loaded

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Airman 1st Class Maurice Isom, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons loader, tightens the connection between an inert missile and an aircraft during a quarterly weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 10. Load crew competitions are held…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted  October 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers Basic military trainees swing around a bar as part of the basic military training obstacle course Sept. 24 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The obstacle course was approximately 1.5 miles long depending on what 14 obstacles were open. The course was permanently closed Sept. 24…

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