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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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ISR Warriors raise bar at Red Flag

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Christian P. Hodge Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors from the 526th Intelligence Squadron, along with more than two dozen augmentees from across the Air Force ISR Agency, fully participated in Red Flag 13-3 Feb. 25 to March 15. They brought real-time ISR capabilities for the first time ever to…

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A life in flight for first female ‘Thunderbirds’ pilot

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Since 1953, the Air Force’s air demonstration team, the Thunderbirds, have captivated spectators across the world and showed its audiences what the Air Force’s aircraft are capable of. For two years, Lt.Col. Nicole Malachowski surprised audiences not just in the air, but especially when she stepped out of the cockpit of the fighter…

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Pentagon official provides budget update

Posted  March 22, 2013

Photo by Claudette Roulo Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, speaks at the Precision Strike conference in Springfield, Va., March 20. SPRINGFIELD, Va. — Expressing the hope that a bill will pass through Congress this week to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, a senior Pentagon official…

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Nellis accepts delivery of F-35 with ceremony

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Maj. Gen. Jeffery Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, provides remarks during the F-35A Lightning II arrival ceremony March 19, in the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also…

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Nellis Living

Posted  March 29, 2013

Medical Group agencies limited staffing: The 99th Medical Group, radiology, lab, immunizations and the pharmacy, will be minimally staffed April 4, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The satellite pharmacy will close at 12:30 p.m. Normal duty hours will resume April 5. Gate Changes: The Range Road gate will no longer conduct commercial vehicle searches or…

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Nellis participates in Lomie Heard career day

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegan and Senior Airman Kiara Dykes, 99th Security Forces military working dog handlers, conduct a military working dog demonstration for Lomie Heard Elementary school students March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base. Lenegan and Dykes demonstrated various commands used with the dogs…

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34th WPS participates in T.E. Phase

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Identifying the landing zone . . . A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk identifies the landing zone from green smoke during the terminal employment phase, March 13, at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Departing for…

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Not too soon for spouse’s job hunt before moving

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force file photo A job fair draws crowd for potential employment. At the fair, applicants can received information on the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, an online portal is a service that can link spouses with jobs before they arrive at a new permanent station. (AFPS) — As service members start to receive…

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Developmental education applications due April 12, May 1

Posted  March 29, 2013

(AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: The officer application suspense has been extended to April 12.) — Eligible active duty officers and civilians are now able to apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Officer applications are due to AFPC April 12, and civilian nominations are due May 1, said…

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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted  March 29, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. “We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to…

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