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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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Annual tree and menorah lighting ceremony

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Nellis lights up the holiday season. . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, lights the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah with the help of children from the Nellis community at a ceremony Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Trees for Troops

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A happy family selects a tree. . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Fowler, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, assists Staff Sgt. Mike Mullis and his family to select a tree during the Trees for Troops event Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Local 5th grader leads team to victory in game show

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — A student from Lomie Heard Elementary School was the winner of the “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader” game show event hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Champion’s Week Nov. 28. Maria Maisonet, a Lomie Heard Elementary School fifth-grade student, competed alongside Brad Keselowski…

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Cookie Drive offers a taste of home

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior-leaders’ spouses and volunteers gathered donations of cookies for the annual cookie drive from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the local community to be delivered to Airmen here Dec. 11. Cookie donations began arriving at the base chapel where they are gathered and assorted into boxes at 7 a.m….

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

57th Wing to Announce fourth quarter awards: Friday, January 11, 2013, the 57th Wing will hold a quarterly awards presentation at the Nellis Air Force Base Theater. 2012 Holiday Meal: The 2012 Holiday Meal will be held at the Mountain View Dining Facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 25. The meal is open…

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Brothers paint squadron heritage mural at Nellis

Posted  December 21, 2012

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, helped paint the new 823rd Maintenance Squadron unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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NATO Air Commander: International efforts hinge on individual Airmen

Posted  December 21, 2012

The actions of an individual Airman can decide the success of missions led by NATO, according to the general charged with protecting civilians and establishing a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011.

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Weapons School graduates first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School proudly graduated the first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Advanced Instructor Course cadre at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Dec. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. These warriors are expert instructors for the full spectrum of terminal attack control operations and joint air-ground integration. The Weapons School congratulates (left to right):…

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Navy flies in Weapons School Mission Employment Phase

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Performing pre-flight checks . . . NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seaman Trevor Stratton, Electronic Attack Squadron 138 plane captain, performs pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment Phase Dec. 11,, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Band of the Golden West entertains at Nellis AFB

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The Air Force Band of the Golden West played holiday musicals Dec. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The band performed at various locations; including the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, the Crosswind Dining Facility, the Club, and…

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