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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…

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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.

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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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Airmen participate in annual load crew competition

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Thomas Holmes, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, guides an inert Mark-82 bomb onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during the annual load crew competition on the flightline Jan. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 24, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A. “Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until he/she turns 21 or 23 if he/she is enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning (approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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Community Happenings – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 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. We…

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Nellis leadership pay final respects to fallen wingman

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., render a final salute to Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, 53rd Test Management Group superintendent, while the Nellis AFB Honor Guard places his casket on a conveyor to load into an awaiting aircraft during a dignified transfer ceremony Jan. 10 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas. Hubbard was…

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Nellis Airmen volunteer for search, rescue exercise

Posted  January 17, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An exercise entailing joint search and rescue capability centered on training members of the Red Rock Search and Rescue, Nevada Civil Air Patrol and National Association of Search and Rescue, lasted one week, split into two weekends, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5 at the Valley of Fire State Park, Perkins Airport…

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It is not just about you anymore

Posted  January 17, 2014

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — I could break out any Air Force Instruction, The Enlisted Force Structure, Air Force Doctrine Document 1-1, or even “The Little Blue Book” of the Air Force Core Values, all of which will tell you how to be the Airman you are supposed to be. All NCO’s should know…

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Nellis Air Force Base prepares for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wolf An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be taking part in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27-Feb. 14. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 414th Combat Training Squadron is gearing up to support and run…

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Clothing sales undergoes renovations

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Ray Newson, Universal Restoration general laborer, takes wood beams off the wall in military clothing sales during the start of the store’s renovation Jan. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The store’s renovation is the first step to giving the Exchange a new look. Future…

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Load crews participate in quarterly competition

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen 1st Class Jonathan Deacon (front) and Marcus Pinkney (back), 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, and Staff Sgt. Ronald Jefcik (middle), 757th AMXS weapons load crew chief, prepare to load an inert AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly load crew competition, Jan. 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons load crew…

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Exchange hosts Arby’s grand opening

Posted  January 17, 2014

Linda Castillo, Arby’s cashier, takes a customer’s order during the Arby’s grand opening in the Nellis Exchange Jan. 10 at Air Force Base, Nev. The opening of this Arby’s makes it the fourth to be opened in the Army and Air Force Base Exchange network.

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