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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Health & Safety

Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives

On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines.


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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 11, 2014

Q.“Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?“ A. There are two parts to your question. 1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by a TRICARE-authorized…

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Community Happenings – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 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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Boutwell becomes new Nellis ‘Mayor’

Posted  July 3, 2014

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - Col. Richard H. Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepted command of the wing during a ceremony held at the Thunderbird hangar here June 27.

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Layers of leadership

Posted  July 3, 2014

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Remember the movie “Captain America?” The main character tried to join the Army under different names and in different cities, yet he was always denied because of his size and perceived notions about his abilities. This comic book hero eventually overcame his lack of physical attributes, and defeated the…

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Do you have Air Force in you?

Posted  July 3, 2014

OXON HILL, Md. — When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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Weapons School class 14A graduates

Posted  July 3, 2014

The United States Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, which became Nellis Air Force Base in 1950.

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Green Flag conducts large scale exercise

Posted  July 3, 2014

Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted.

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Respect nature’s power

Posted  July 3, 2014

Many Nellis AFB Airmen enjoy taking in the beauty of nature outside of the Las Vegas area. Two of the most popular destinations for experiencing nature are Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston.

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Home alone: Ensure your children are ready, responsible

Posted  July 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is upon us, and for most children school is out for the year. Many parents have already secured placement in summer programs and activities for their children. However, there are times when parents must decide if their child is old enough and responsible enough to be left home alone. The…

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Boating in style: Life jackets save lives

Posted  July 3, 2014

Airmen are reminded to wear a life jacket while operating or riding on personal watercraft to help increase their risk of survival in case of an emergency. According to the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association, nine out of ten drowning’s occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under…

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