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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado Local

Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

The 414th Combat Training Squadron, which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic multi-domain training exercise that maximizes the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a robust, accurate training environment.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Local

USAFWC breaks ground on Virtual Test and Training Center

Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, broke ground Feb. 8 on the Virtual Test and Training Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., which will enable full-spectrum readiness through next-generation battlespace environments.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Local

Creech Airmen celebrate new MWR services

Creech Air Force Base, Nev., held a grand opening for a long-sought Community Commons location, Jan. 31, 2019. Leadership from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and 99th Air Base Wing were in attendance and ushered in yet another addition to Creech morale, welfare and recreation infrastructure.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Local

Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

732nd OSS activates, sets RPA group up for success

The 732nd Operations Support Squadron activated during an assumption of command ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2019. The new unit, dubbed the “Archers,” will provide the support required for the MQ-9 Reaper attack squadrons within the 732nd Operations Group to seamlessly execute their persistent attack and reconnaissance missions.

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History, heritage, innovation at AF Ball

Posted  October 5, 2018

Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut the 71st Air Force birthday cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, Sept. 15. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force…

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Health & Safety

AF health officials stress need for breast cancer screenings

Posted  October 16, 2015

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. — According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. Additionally, the ACS estimates that one in eight women, or 12 percent, in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. About one in 36 women, or three percent,…

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Posted  April 14, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Children ride a train during Eggstravaganza April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple base agencies provided games, prizes and train rides for Nellis families.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Children compete to find the most…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Henderson, NAFB commander honor local veterans

Posted  November 18, 2016

The City of Henderson, Nevada, held its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the amphitheater adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Wall at City Hall on Nov. 5.

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History of Nellis and Creech

Posted  December 21, 2018

What we now know as Nellis Air Force Base traces its physical origins to a new airfield built in 1929 by W.A. “Pop” Simon eight miles northeast of Las Vegas along US 91, the Salt Lake City Highway. This was initially known as the Las Vegas Airport.

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