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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…

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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.

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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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‘Knock-it-Off’ campaign implemented by safety offices

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is implementing a new plan to reduce instances where Airmen are put at risk. It is called the “Knock-it-Off” campaign. The slogan for the KIO campaign is “If it’s dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don’t risk it.” “The primary goal of the…

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Former commander sees mission decades later

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Retired Air Force colonel Linus Upson Jr. (left) and his family gather in a hangar and receive a briefing about the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft during a tour of the base, Nov. 27. Upson, who was the base commander in 1945, brought his family to see the…

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Annual cookie drive offers taste of home to Airmen living in dorms

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Joanna Hale, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Laguna, 99th Medical Support Squadron health services management journeyman, organize cookies and candy during the Cookie Drive Dec. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were…

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Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Environmental element stresses recycling importance

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Recycling … one of the three continuous processes in the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ calculus, is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and are instead, turned into new products. Benefits to recycling include reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators,…

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547th Intelligence Squadron NCO receives Nellis Top III MVP Award

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Van Veldhuizen, 547th Intelligence Squadron Central Command Integrated Air Defense Systems NCO in charge, stands by a SA-8 GECKO low altitude surface-to-air missile system Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Van Veldhuizen was selected as the Nellis Top III MVP award winner for the month of October. During the month…

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Air Force specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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Air Traffic Controllers maintain safe airspace

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Capt. Todd Campbell, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron supervisor of flying, looks for aircraft through binoculars in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The supervisor of flying main responsibility is to coordinate what needs to be done between…

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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 6, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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