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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….

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Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag

During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.

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ACC, AMC training centers collaborate to increase warfighter support

Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, visited the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center to meet with Airmen who support, train, and execute the expeditionary mission here July 15.


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Nellis, Creech Air Force vehicle validation visit dates change

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis and Creech vehicle validation visit has been rescheduled due to budget constraints. Air Force vehicle management staffs will be at both bases to conduct a vehicle validation May 6-10. The original validation visit was scheduled for March 18-22. The VVV is a process to validate the vehicles…

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CATM takes aim, teaches Airmen to shoot

Posted  April 12, 2013

  Staff Sgt. Nicholas Yarman, 99th Security Forces Squadron armory NCO in charge, aims his M9 pistol down the firing range during a combat arms training and maintenance class April 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The M9 is a short recoil, semi-automatic, single-action and double-action pistol which uses a 15-round staggered box magazine…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis sweeps ISR awards

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Airmen who were recognized for their exceptional efforts and accomplishments in support of Air Force and national missions: Capt. Ryan T. Hudson, 19th Weapons Squadron, 57th Wing — Air Force’s Outstanding Officer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Instructor of the Year Staff Sgt. Jessica E. Caldwell,…

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Sports

Sunrise Vista offers Nellis golfers an oasis

Posted  April 12, 2013

It’s 8 a.m. and already there are at least a dozen golfers across the course getting in a round before the heat of the day arrives. The sights and sounds of F-15s taking off just about where the golf course

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  April 12, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted  April 12, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal year 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen April 8. Announced in February, fiscal 2013 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the…

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Events

Airmen ‘Party for a Cause’

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepts a check for the 99th Force Support Squadron at the Academy of Country Music Party for a Cause festival April 6 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The money was donated by the…

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Nellis Airmen participate in load crew competition

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Onlookers watch as Staff Sgt. Michael Briston and Airman 1st Class David Blyzes, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems technicians, upload a guided bomb unit during a quarterly load crew competition April 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions take place four…

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Month of Military Child: FSS hosts appreciation event for military children

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron held a Military Child Appreciation Day April 6 at the Nellis Youth Center. The event provided an opportunity for military children to interact with Airmen from different career fields and to see the importance of what their parents do in the Air Force. “It…

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Time-Out to close temporarily

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron will be temporarily closing the doors of the Time-Out Sports Lounge April 15 so they can address some operational and facility-related issues. They plan to reopen the operation after July 4. When the Time Out reopen you will see several changes. There will be…

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