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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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Aviano jets rocket over California skies during Green Flag 14-8

Posted  July 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Michael Long, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, Aviano Air Base, Italy, prepares to exit an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Green Flag 14-8, June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. A typical Green Flag exercise involves two multi-role fighter and bomber squadrons,…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  July 3, 2014

Q.“I’m a grey area retiree and I want to enroll in the TRICARE Retired Reserve program. How do I find out if I’m eligible for coverage? In addition, if eligible, how do I purchase coverage, what is the cost and how do I pay for it?“ A. Retired Reserve members may qualify for enrollment and purchase…

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Community Happenings – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 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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SecAF outlines top priorities during all call

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks to Airmen during an all call June 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. James spoke about how impressed she is with the AF mission and how hard Airmen work to get the job done.

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57th WG applies new inspection system

Posted  June 27, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing, owner of Red Flag, Green Flag and the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Weapons Instructor Course “Integration,” will conduct its first exercise under the new Air Force inspection system June 30 to July 2. The new Air Force inspection system delegates inspection responsibility to wing commanders….

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Farewell to ‘Mecca’

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, sits for a media interview answering questions about his air force career June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cornish is set to relinquish command during a ceremony here June 27th, after two years in the…

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Optometry clinic move completed

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Left: Senior Airman Nichelle Patterson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry technician, and Senior Airman Cody Egdorf, 99th AMDS optometry technician, check in patients June 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th AMDS optometry clinic moved to building 340 June 12 to be closer…

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Undermanned but not overwhelmed: AGE Maintainers meet mission requirements

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Ryan Motte, 423nd Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic, sands the stickers off a 10 ton jack in preparation to be painted at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 18. AGE maintains all the equipment necessary to power or repair the MQ-1…

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B-2 Spirits land at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

Staff Sgt. Scott Schroer (left), and Tech. Sgt. Ronda Bollinger, crew chiefs assigned to the 131st Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., marshal a B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing from Whiteman AFB, June 23 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The aircraft maintainers from the 131st Bomb Wing are all Air National Guard…

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Looking back: Commander’s tour at 99th ABW ends

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, engages in an on-camera interview with local news media during a tour of Tule Springs fossil beds in Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. Cornish and other 99th ABW leaders visited the site to show support for a…

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