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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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Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

Posted  January 6, 2017

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

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Nellis, Creech cookie drive brings holiday cheer to dorm residents

Posted  January 6, 2017

Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Cookie drive volunteers work together to prepare packages of cookies for the dorm residents on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 15. The overall goal for the cookie drive was to provide one dozen cookies and a holiday greeting cards to each of the residents. NELLIS AIR…

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Cyber Readiness: 365-day requirement

Posted  January 6, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Adhering to standard physical security, information security and information assurance policies has never been more important due to today’s ever-evolving cyber threats. Members of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range can be put to the test on all three areas in a…

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66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3

Posted  January 6, 2017

The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

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Las Vegas USO supports troops, families through transition

Posted  January 6, 2017

The United Service Organization of Las Vegas at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has a mission to keep service members and their families connected, not only to each other, but to available resources and organizations while shifting between the challenges associated with a military career.

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