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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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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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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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Community Happenings – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nellis Open House 2014: The 2014 Open House celebrates the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. This year’s Open House is scheduled for Nov. 8 and  9. 10 a.m. – Buses Start/Gates Open 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – Start of Flying Show 3:45 p.m. – Flying…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 17, 2014

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during…

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC First step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army Ranger School builds leaders through its strenuous training. For Airmen seeking to attend Ranger School, they must first make it through the Ranger Assessment Course. The RAC is a 15-day course that…

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