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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

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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Thunderbirds announce 2014 officer selections

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2014 demonstration season. Lt. Col. Matthew Bradley, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron director of operations from Tyndall AFB, Fla., will become Thunderbird No….

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Do your part, protect PII

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Every Airman is responsible for the proper handling and protection of Personally Identifiable Information. Regulations for proper management of PII by Air Force service members can be found in Air Force Instruction 33-332, Disclosing Records to Third Parties. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Terrorists,…

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Laboratory professionals get results

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people…

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SecAF discusses $114.1 billion budget proposal

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. AshSecretary of the Air Force Michael Donley gives his opening statement during a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee, April 12 in Washington, D.C. Both Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III were on Capitol Hill to discuss the Air Force’s fiscal…

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If it isn’t you, it could be your neighbor

Posted  April 19, 2013

WESTOVER AFB, Mass. — “Hey sexy … you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. During the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had…

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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted  April 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster
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TA is back — Students can submit applications for summer term

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt William Olsen, 57th Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight advisor, takes a College Level Examination Program test for College Algebra April 16 at the Nellis Air Force Base National Test Center. CLEP and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support tests are given Monday-Friday at 10 a.m….

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Packing up: Preparing for a smooth move

Posted  April 26, 2013

For service members who are permanently changing stations, be aware that the peak summer move season — May 15 to Sept. 30 — is just around the corner.

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Community Happenings – April 26, 2012

Posted  April 26, 2013

Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center the first and third Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. For more information, call (702) 652-3327. Force Support Events Every Monday: Breakfast…

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Western, Eastern medicines meet in acupuncture clinic

Posted  April 26, 2013

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is where Western and Eastern medicines meet to bring the best medical care to the Nellis community. One of the alternative treatments offered at O’Callaghan is the ancient practice of acupuncture.

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