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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Veterans

Until they all come home: POWs remember their captivity

Posted  September 27, 2013

The Warsaw Uprising. The Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The Chinese Spring Offensive. These were some of the battles that veterans who attended the National Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day here fought and lived to pass on their story.

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Local

Airmen fill need for speed with NASCAR experience

Posted  September 27, 2013

Screeching tires, roaring engines and high speeds are appealing to those seeking the ultimate rush, but too often these stunts aren’t performed in the presence of professionals and don’t end well.

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Nellis, Creech, NTTR establish Fire Prevention Week

Posted  September 27, 2013

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs a Fire Prevention Week Proclamation Sept. 24 for Oct. 6-12 while Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th ABW vice commander; Lt. Col. Brian Hartless, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander; Bill Lonsford, 99th CES assistant fire chief, and Sparky the fire dog, look on at Nellis Air Force Base…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes
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Air Force

Airmen train, dream of making Air Force-level teams

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Military athletes who represent their branch of service during a competition wearing their service’s logo on their chest represent more than just themselves. These athletes represent every man and woman in their specific branch of service.

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Air Force

Service members celebrate Air Force’s 66th birthday at Air Force Ball

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Retired Col. James Ruffer and Airman 1st Class Collin Reaves, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake during the Air Force Ball Sept. 21, at South Point Casino in Las Vegas. It is tradition for the oldest and youngest Airmen in attendance to make the ceremonial…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder
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Air Force

New Air Force app helps Airmen ‘Be Ready’ for emergencies

Posted  September 27, 2013

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?

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Salutes & Awards

Airman from 99th LRS earns Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles   Tech Sgt. Curtis Kelley, 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron documented cargo specialist, logs incoming items at the documented cargo section Sept. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kelly was named Nellis AFB’s First Sergeant Association’s Diamond Sharp Award for August. During the month, he led…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya
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Air Force

Commander discusses future of Air Force Reserve

Posted  September 27, 2013

Discussing the future of the Air Force, senior military and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16-18.

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Air Force

AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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DoD

Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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