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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, or separate before Feb. 15

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues. Airmen…

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Warfighters discuss mission accomplishment at WEPTAC

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivers remarks at the combat air forces Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. WEPTAC is an annual event that brings together hundreds of warfighters to discuss current issues, to look…

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Community Happenings – January 25, 2012

Posted  January 25, 2013

Martin Luther King Observance: This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 3 p.m. at the Nellis Base Chapel. New Pharmacy Copays: New TRICARE Pharmacy prescription copayments will take effect Feb. 2013. Prescription costs are based on the prescription type and where the prescription is filled. There will…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis first sergeants present Diamond Sharp award

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp award to Staff Sgt. Vanessa Wyatt, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection technician, Jan. 23, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Wyatt led the response to 54…

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RED FLAG 13-2 revs up at Nellis

Posted  January 25, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base hosted RED FLAG 13-2 this past Jan. 17, 2013, using 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

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Service members urged to take action against the flu

Posted  January 25, 2013

Although flu season typically peaks in February, the influenza-related death toll continues to climb as the nation is impacted by an increase in influenza illnesses....

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Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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New Thunderbird Team Member selected

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Martinez, Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, congratulates Tech. Sgt. Jason Leighton, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron weapons inspector, on being selected to join the Thunderbirds team Jan. 18, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Leighton came to Nellis from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to participate in RED…

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors,…

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Ask the doc

Posted  January 25, 2013

Q. What is MiCare and how do I sign up? A. Take Command of Your Healthcare. MiCare Secure Messaging is an online service that allows patients to take command of their healthcare by offering efficient electronic exchange between patients and their healthcare team. It allows for a more secure exchange of health information compared to…

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