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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.

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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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CMSAF stresses total-force unity

Posted  July 3, 2014

There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.

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Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

Posted  July 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 3, 2014

Q.“I’m a grey area retiree and I want to enroll in the TRICARE Retired Reserve program. How do I find out if I’m eligible for coverage? In addition, if eligible, how do I purchase coverage, what is the cost and how do I pay for it?“ A. Retired Reserve members may qualify for enrollment and purchase…

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Community Happenings – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during all call

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks to Airmen during an all call June 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. James spoke about how impressed she is with the AF mission and how hard Airmen work to get the job done.

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57th WG applies new inspection system

Posted  June 27, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing, owner of Red Flag, Green Flag and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Weapons Instructor Course “Integration,” will conduct its first exercise under the new Air Force inspection system June 30 to July 2. The new Air Force inspection system delegates inspection responsibility to wing commanders….

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Farewell to ‘Mecca’

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, sits for a media interview answering questions about his air force career June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cornish is set to relinquish command during a ceremony here June 27th, after two years in the…

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Optometry clinic move completed

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Left: Senior Airman Nichelle Patterson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, and Senior Airman Cody Egdorf, 99th AMDS optometry technician, check in patients June 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th AMDS optometry clinic moved to building 340 June 12 to be closer…

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Undermanned but not overwhelmed: AGE Maintainers meet mission requirements

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Ryan Motte, 423nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic, sands the stickers off a 10 ton jack in preparation to be painted at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 18. AGE maintains all the equipment necessary to power or repair the MQ-1…

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B-2 Spirits land at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

Staff Sgt. Scott Schroer (left), and Tech. Sgt. Ronda Bollinger, crew chiefs assigned to the 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshal a B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman AFB, June 23 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The aircraft maintainers from the 131st Bomb Wing are all Air National Guard…

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