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LVC integration takes Red Flag to next level

For 40 years, Red Flag exercises have sharpened the “tip of the spear” for its participants. While in the beginning that meant exposing warfighters to their first 10 combat sorties as a way to increase their survivability in aerial combat, the exercises have evolved

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.


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Wounded Warriors meet for annual Nevada muster

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Soldiers from the Community Based Warrior Transition Unit participate in an aquatics instruction class at the Warrior Fitness Center Jan. 28, at Nellis Air Force Base. The CBWTU is a program designed to assist Soldiers transitioning back to duty or to civilian life by providing…

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One team; one fight: Warhawks get manning assist from Triple Nickel

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, and an F-22 Raptor, 199th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, prepare to refuel during Red Flag 13-2 above the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 25. The mission of Red…

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Enlisted heroes receive graduate-level education at Weapons School

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Bryan Patton, Air Force Weapons School Joint Terminal Attack Controller Advanced Course instructor, uses Digitally Aided Close Air Support program during the JTACInstructor Course at the Nevada Test and Training Range Jan. 28. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For…

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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs

Posted  February 8, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction of 3,340 authorized personnel…

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Nellis dining facilities compete for Hennessy Award

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Crider, 99th Force Support Squadron services journeyman, hands a plate of food to an Airman at the Crosswinds Dining Facility, Feb. 5, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Crosswinds at Nellis is competing to receive the Hennessy Award which…

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Community Happenings – February 15, 2012

Posted  February 15, 2013

The United States Navy Band will perform free concert at UNLV Performing Arts Center: The United States Navy Concert Band is scheduled to hold a concert at University of Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. as part of its 2013 national tour. The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind…

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Spring safety: A little thought can prevent injuries

Posted  February 15, 2013

Courtesy photo The top five injuries related to cleaning are sprains, eye irritations, breathing issues, skin reactions, and cuts or abrasions. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With spring right around the corner we find ourselves bursting with excitement at the thought of warmer weather and fresh air. While you might realize that sports injuries…

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57th MXS AMMO Airmen build bombs, missiles

Posted  February 15, 2013

A closer look at keeping USAF ordnance up to date and in fighting trim.....

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New changes and training coming to Vehicle Control program

Posted  February 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For units who have government-owned or leased vehicles, the way these assets will be managed is changing. Air Combat Command has been selected to test the “Airmen Saving Time” initiative, which involves the elimination of Vehicle Control Officers and Vehicle Control Non-Commissioned Officers. The new Vehicle Control Program is…

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926th Group passes its first two command inspections

Posted  February 15, 2013

Months of preparation paid off for the 926th Group as it passed two major inspections held here Feb. 1-3.

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