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Remembering 57th Fighter Group’s Palm Sunday Goose Shoot

April 18 marks an important day in the history of the 57th Wing and the U.S. Air Force.

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66th Rescue Squadron Airman selected for Invictus Games

Life isn’t over, life has just begun. A Nellis Airman was selected to participate in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games in London this fall.

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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…


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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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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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