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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…


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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted  February 27, 2015

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson….

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Don’t underestimate importance of sacrifices

Posted  February 27, 2015

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We…

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2014 NTTR Annual Awards Breakfast

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Mikaley Towle (From left to right) Staff Sgts. Jeffrey Golson and Kerri Rude, Master Sgt. James Rouse, and Cheryl Daniels pose for a group photo during the Nevada Test and Training Range 2014 Annual Awards Breakfast at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 20. Golson was named the…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Posted  February 27, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.

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Green guest speaker at BHM banquet

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Dr. Robert L. Green, former president of the University of the District of Colombia in Washington, D.C., speaks at the Black History Month banquet at The Club on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 20. Green was also the Dean of the College of Urban Development…

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Fitness: Warrior Challenge

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Tech. Sgt. Amanda Cook, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron unit training manager, throws a medicine ball up after performing a crunch during a Warrior Challenge class at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 25. Participants performed squat kicks, right and left…

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Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Posted  February 27, 2015

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

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99th LRS implements AIM2

Posted  February 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis AFB recently underwent a major change on how ground fuels are issued at the Military Service Station here. A Defense Logistics Agency contractor, Syn-Tech, installed a new Automotive Information Module, or AIM2 Vehicle Radio Frequency Technology, on approximately 500 Air Force vehicles located at Nellis AFB. The AIM2…

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75-day leave carryover ending September 30

Posted  February 27, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve members who have…

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823rd MXS phase inspection ‘Paves’ way

Posted  February 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Senior Airmen Thomas Crawford (left) and Rob Wainwright, both 823rd Maintenance Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew chiefs, re-install a heating duct on an HH-60G during the aircraft’s phase inspection at the 823rd MXS maintenance hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 24. The mission of…

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