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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Commentary

Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Health & Safety

Vehicle-pedestrian accidents: deadly, costly

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an average of nearly 5,000 non-motorists are killed on U.S. roadways each year. To put that number in perspective, Transportation for America, a broad-based coalition focused on transportation safety, made…

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820th RED HORSE return from six-month deployment

Posted  April 13, 2012

Family members anxiously wait during a Welcome Home ceremony April 9, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 820th RED HORSE Squadron members united with their families after returning from a six-month deployment. The mission of the 820th RHS is to provide the Air Force with a highly-mobile…

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Airmen’s Center offers fun, connections

Posted  April 13, 2012

The delicious aroma of a home-cooked feast wafted through the hallway of the Samek Airmen’s Center. An inviting spread of fresh rolls, succulent turkey and ham, warm mashed potatoes and an assortment of side dishes was laid out on a long table. It was a meal to rival Thanksgiving Dinner – but it was just…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary…

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Commentary

Your momma wears combat boots

Posted  April 13, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — On the small-town playground of my childhood, the comeback quip of last resort after being physically or verbally pummeled was “Well, your momma wears combat boots.” It was the juvenile equivalent of today’s profane four-letter bombs, but with bigger consequences. If used, the surrounding crowd within earshot…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen selected as ACC’s 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  April 13, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command, the major command to which Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., operates under, held the 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 4 to honor the…

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763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 763rd Maintenance Squadron has transitioned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron, effective Apr.10, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The name change signifies the squadron’s alignment with its sister-squadrons to become a more cohesive unit. The 763rd was…

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Events

Community Happenings April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Additional Nellis agencies calendars can be found at:  www.nellisw.af.mi./evencalendars.asp Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DoD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release militaryrelated information to the…

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Guardian Angels support the troops and care for their animals

Posted  April 20, 2012

If you are a pet owner and/or are preparing for a deployment, you really ought to read this. My wife, an avid animal lover, ran across something on the Internet, which piqued her curiosity.

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Events

Seventh Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony scheduled

Posted  April 20, 2012

RED ROCK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., the 7th Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony will be held at the visitor’s center of the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop, honoring Nevada military members killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The memorial was built in 2005…

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