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40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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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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HAWC helps Airmen set New Year’s goals with commissary tours

Posted  February 15, 2013

With a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions and goals. A lot of Airmen set out to change bad habits by making healthy choices and lifestyle changes to help them create healthier habits.

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Act like a Superhero

Posted  February 15, 2013

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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Ask the doc

Posted  February 15, 2013

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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CE Support Changing

Posted  February 15, 2013

Graphic by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Effective immediately, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders on the facility. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Effective immediately, the Civil Engineering Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders here. The reason for this change is a decrease…

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57th Wing recognizes its annual award winners

Posted  February 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing leadership recently announced its award winners for 2012 at a banquet held Feb. 8. The awards recognize Airmen and civilians in the 57th Wing who have performed exceedingly well in the workplace and have made outstanding contributions to the local community over the past year. The…

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Rugby players host clinic at Nellis AFB

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Waisale Serevi, former Fijian rugby union footballer, leads warm-up stretching during the military rugby clinic Feb. 6, 2013 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Serevi is the former number one rugby player in the world on the fifteen-a-side rugby throughout his playing career; Serevi is most…

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Longest serving Airman also longest serving African-American in DoD

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Sylvia Saab Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, the Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January after nearly 47 years of service, is also the longest serving African-American service member within the Department of Defense. (AFNS) — The Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January…

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STOMP is coming to Nellis

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Green A magnet with information about the Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) program sits on a information table Jan. 27. The parent training is federally-founded and the information provided assists families who have children with special education or health needs. There will be a clinic…

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Nellis prepares for F-35 arrival

Posted  February 15, 2013

Photo courtesy of Lockheed-Martin The F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to begin arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 28. The F-35 will be used for developmental test support, force development evaluation and supporting operational test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing is preparing…

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