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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Veterans

Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…

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‘Executive Sweet’ takes flight during open house

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Ron “Rocky” Reinert, volunteer crewman, performs post-flight checks on a B-25J Mitchell during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov.7. The B-25, which is a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Events

CSAR crews shine at Nellis Open House

Fixed-wing aircraft weren’t the only ones slicing through the cloudless southern Nevada skies this year at the 2014 Nellis Open House.


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Community Happenings – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Nellis Open House 2014: The 2014 Open House celebrates the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. This year’s Open House is scheduled for Nov. 8 and  9. 10 a.m. – Buses Start/Gates Open 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony 11:15 a.m. – Start of Flying Show 3:45 p.m. – Flying…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 17, 2014

Q:“I just got married, how do I sign-up my spouse for TRICARE?” A: You will need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, by completing a DD Form 1172, Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card and DEERS Enrollment. Provide this form and any other required documents to the Nellis Air…

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Nellis Open House returns Nov. 8-9

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Clover-Loop Opener to kick off their performance during the final day of the Artic Thunder air show at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 27. The Thunderbirds are one of many acts that will take to the skies during…

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC First step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As one of the most physically and mentally demanding schools in the U.S. military, the U.S. Army Ranger School builds leaders through its strenuous training. For Airmen seeking to attend Ranger School, they must first make it through the Ranger Assessment Course. The RAC is a 15-day course that…

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99th CONS delivers millions in FY 14

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Contracting Squadron closed out a banner year on Sept. 30 for the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range executing $175 million in the base central acquisition and contract performance management program in fiscal year 2014.   Working with a broad variety of…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely…

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Nellis AFB hosts Simon Sinek

Posted  October 10, 2014

Simon Sinek, an internationally renowned speaker and author, uses a metal detector to locate a mine set up by Explosive Ordinance Disposal Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 1. Sinek’s visit also included interactions with 99th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handlers and 58th Rescue Squadron members, a visit to the 66th…

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Troops to Teachers helps Airmen serve after separation

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Retired Master Sgt. Carl Vetter, assistant Aerospace Science instructor at Cimarron-Memorial High School, corrects a Junior ROTC cadet during an open ranks inspection in Las Vegas, Oct. 7. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for more than 26 years, Vetter retired and utilized the…

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Bundle up for colder weather properly

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler As the cooler winter months approach, it is important to remember to comply with Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, when dressing for the day. According to AFI 36-2903, the watch cap may be worn only when approved…

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OPSEC: Everyone’s responsibility

Posted  October 10, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone who’s been around the military has heard the term Operations Security, or OPSEC, but do they really know what it means? Many people think OPSEC is all about classified information, when the opposite is true; OPSEC targets critical and sensitive unclassified information. OPSEC is a fundamental principle of the Air…

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