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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.


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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS WIC Class 16B Graduates

Posted  January 20, 2017

July 11-Dec. 17, 2016 8th Weapons Squadron (ABM), Nellis AFB, Nevada Capt. Nicholas G. Detloff (ACC) Capt. Gregory A. Gerrard (ACC) Capt. Erik M. Grimes ACC) Capt. John J. Manthe (PACAF) * Capt. Steven E. Verbarendse (ACC) (EC-130) (RC-135) Capt. Christopher R. Kean (ACC) Capt. Timothy C. Williams (ACC) 14th WPS (AC-130), Hurlburt Field, Fla….

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Red Flag 17-1 to be held Jan 23–Feb 10

Posted  January 20, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10. More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada twice a day and may remain in the air for up to…

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Man on the street: What is your New Year’s Resolution?

Posted  January 20, 2017

“My New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with my friends and family, as well as focus on school.” — Martina   “My New Year’s goals are to stay in shape, make my unit number one in the command and have the most NCOs selected for the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.” — Arturo  …

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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted  January 20, 2017

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL…

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Creech Airmen train with Marines

Posted  January 20, 2017

Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a non-combatant evacuation operation scenario Dec. 12 at Desert Rock Airport, Nevada.  

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