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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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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Community Happenings – February 7, 2014

Posted  February 7, 2014

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club  5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources….

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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TRICARE service change affects Nellis

Posted  January 31, 2014

TRICARE military benefits health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the U.S. April 1. Nellis Air Force Base will be one of 189 facilities involved with this change and will also stop taking walk-ins. “All Department of Defense beneficiaries will be affected by this change. That includes active duty, retirees and their…

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Diversity is strength of MDG Biomedical Sciences Corps

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates the 49th anniversary of Special Order CA-5 that established the Air Force Medical Services BSC Jan. 28, and everyone is invited to celebrate with the BSC until Jan. 31. The Air Force Medical Service Corps includes the Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps…

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Officer force shaping board convenes in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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Health & Safety

HAWC offers tobacco cessation classes

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center located in the Warrior Fitness Center is offering tobacco cessation classes to help Airmen and their families quit smoking. As outlined in AFI 40-102, Tobacco Use in the Air Force, the goal is to be a tobacco-free Air Force. According to the AFI, tobacco use is…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster
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Nevada sets law to curb human trafficking

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Gwendolyn Pascoe, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force director, gives a human trafficking brief to the 99th Communications Squadron during their commander’s call at the Desert Oasis Jan. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department…

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Salutes & Awards

SFS defender receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  January 31, 2014

  Staff Sgt. Peter Ferrer, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, makes a call from his patrol car radio Jan. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Ferrer was the Diamond Sharp Award recipient for December 2013. Some of Ferrer’s accomplishments include leading an Airman to the Security Forces Top Defender Award, training a 99th Air…

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57th Wing Safety wins ACC best practice

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Donald Salamone, 57th Wing flight safety craftsman, gives a safety brief to dedicated crew chiefs in Detachment 13, Jan. 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th Wing safety office conducts flight safety maintenance meetings four times a year to educate Airmen on maintenance trends across the combat Air Force. Maintenance mishaps,…

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