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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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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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Chapel hosts Black History Month praise concert

Posted  February 15, 2013

Lesley Edwards-Gaither, wife of Maj. Julian Gaither, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides remarks about Black History Month during a Nellis Gospel Praise Concert at the Base Chapel Feb. 8, at Nellis Air Force Base. The concert was comprised of poetry reading, dance, skits, gospel song selections, praise and worship, and scripture readings. The Nellis…

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