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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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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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