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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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When leaders earn their keep

Posted  September 26, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough…

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Nellis celebrates Air Force birthday

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Lt. Col. Tammy Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron commander, and Airman Scott Chatwin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, cut a ceremonial U.S. Air Force 67th birthday cake at the Crosswinds dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 18. The cake was served to…

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Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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Drug take back campaign coming to NAFB

Posted  September 26, 2014

The National Drug Take Back Day will be held at the Exchange here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27.

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Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Posted  September 26, 2014

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

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‘Line-D’ delivers, connects bombs to jets

Posted  September 26, 2014

With both of his hands on the steering wheel, Senior Airman Kevin Villaran, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions line delivery crew chief, stares at the open road in front of him.

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ACC commander outlines imperatives for the Combat Air Force

Posted  September 26, 2014

“The ability to provide dominant combat airpower underpins our nation’s ability to pursue and protect our vital interests, and without it, we put at risk the precious bastion of liberty, the United States of America.”

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Laboratory: Hunting microscopic enemies

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airman 1st Class Dalton Barrie, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical lab technician phase II student, practices drawing blood from Tech. Sgt. Patricia Trejosanchez, 99th MDSS NCO in charge of chemistry section, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept….

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  September 26, 2014

Q:“Are TRICARE deductibles and co-payments fixed, or do they increase as I get older?” A: TRICARE deductibles and co-payments are established by law; they may change if the law changes. At this time they are not linked to age, but are linked to the particular TRICARE option being used (Standard/Extra/Prime).   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil

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Community Happenings – September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center at 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club at 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing at 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost at 4 p.m. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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