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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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57th Wing hosts blood drive

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard If you give just one unit . . . Tech. Sgt. Tim Bennett, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant section chief, donates blood at the 57th Wing blood drive March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One unit of blood can be separated into several…

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American Gold Star Mothers visit Thunderbirds museum

Posted  March 29, 2013

Master Sgt. Ryan Ulrich, U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs superintendent, gives a tour of the Thunderbirds Museum to (from left to right) Mary Byers, American Gold Star Mothers National President; Nancy Soltes, American Gold Star Mothers member; and Sue Pollard, Southern California and Hawaii American Gold Star Mothers President, March 20, at Nellis…

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Salutes & Awards

99th MDSS Logistics Flight receives ACC award

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Amber Sarchioto, 99th Medical Support Squadron Logistics Flight medical maintenance technician, calibrates a medical system machine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 26, on Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th MDSS Logistics Flight was awarded the 2012 Air Combat Command Large…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 29, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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DOD requires more base closings, official says

Posted  March 29, 2013

Courtesy graphic A graphic illustrates two military facilities in Nevada which could be subject to Base Realignment and Closure considerations. The DOD is seeking latitude to realign bases following recent force drawdowns. A 2005 BRAC process led to $4 billion in annual savings. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it…

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Nellis chapel’s reflective garden offers peace

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larson, 99th Air Base Wing Chapel, reclines quietly in the reflection garden located behind the chapel March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The reflection garden is open for people to use and includes a play area for children. NELLIS AIR…

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted  March 29, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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Moon landing jump starts general’s own space legacy

Posted  March 29, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — When Neil Armstrong made history with man’s first footsteps on the moon, Susan Helms needed a little nudging from her mom to get excited. And get excited she did. She realized that there would never be another first step on the moon, and even as a young 11-year-old, knew the…

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Team Nellis kicks-off 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Leadership from Nellis Air Force Base officially kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for the installation March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The AFAF is an annual campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force…

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Nellis cancels Aviation Nation 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-22 Raptor performs a max climb take off during the 2010 Aviation Nation Nellis Open House Nov. 12. Nellis officials have announced that Aviation Nation 2013 has been cancelled because of U.S. government budget cuts. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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