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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

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Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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Nellis goes green

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base celebrates Earth Day 2012 with a variety of pollution prevention programs that minimize waste, encourage green products, use fewer toxic materials, recycle and decrease our overall consumption of natural resources. As millions of people around the world observe Earth Day April 20 this…

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Honor Guard size reduced to relieve units

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For decades, the Nellis Honor Guard has imparted tradition, ceremony and dignity to military funerals, public events and formal occasions. The team’s precision, military discipline and attention to detail exemplify the standards expected…

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On this day in history, April 27:

Posted  April 27, 2012

Year 1521:  Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed in a fight with natives of the Philippines Year 1865:  The worst steamship disaster in the history of the United States occurred when there was an explosion aboard the Sultana; more than 1,400 people were killed. Year 1938: U.S.A.– Average Incomes drops more than 20 percent. The…

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Community Happenings April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Additional Nellis agencies calendars can be found at:  www.nellisw.af.mi./evencalendars.asp Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DOD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release military related information to…

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U.S Vets Stand-Down — the results

Posted  April 27, 2012

Last week, USVETS hosted a post-event meeting to review the outcomes of the 9th Annual Veterans Stand Down that was held March 21-22, 2012 at the East Las Vegas Senior Community Center. It was my first visit to the USVETS facilities located at 525 E. Bonanza.

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Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival

Posted  April 27, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Angela Pollard, 99th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of the emergency room, and Senior Airman Tyler Jones, 99th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmitter technician and...

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Missing personnel records impact more than promotions

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — When Senior Master Sgt. Randy Scanlan wasn’t promoted to his current rank the first time his records met the board, he was a little confused. As a maintainer and an aerial gunner, he deployed often and received many decorations. When he was…

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Through my eyes: surviving sexual assault

Posted  April 27, 2012

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note: This story is a personal, victim-submitted account of an actual sexual assault and its aftermath. The names and identities of the individuals involved have been omitted or altered to maintain confidentiality.) “That night, my whole world turned upside down,” said Airman…

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Six ways to manage your health care on the go

Posted  April 27, 2012

TRIWEST — You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and…

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Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets

Posted  April 27, 2012

Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — Air Force Space Command officials announced April 13 that Airmen assigned to the command will cease...

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