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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…


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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 27, 2015

Q: Who is eligible for the Transitional Assistance Management Program? A: TAMP is for sponsors and their eligible family members when the sponsor: • Involuntarily separates from active duty under honorable conditions. • Is a National Guard and Reserve member who separates from a period of more than 30 consecutive days of active duty served…

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Community Happenings – February 27, 2015

Posted  February 26, 2015

Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Public Meeting: The public is invited to attend a Nellis Air Force Base Restoration Advisory Board meeting at the…

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Weapons School fleet grows with arrival of second F-35

Posted  February 20, 2015

The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of other combat aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —…

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B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Posted  February 20, 2015

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

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I wanted to die

Posted  February 20, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Two months ago, I wanted to die. Allow me to clarify — I was not suicidal on that dark, August night when I hit rock bottom. I did not want to take a razor to my wrists. I did not want to swallow a bottle of pills. I did not want to…

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What I’ve learned, an Airman’s perspective

Posted  February 20, 2015

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D.  — When I raised my right hand and swore to defend my country, I wanted to travel the world and continue my education. I managed to accomplish the first, spending the first two years of my enlistment at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and Osan Air Base, South Korea, but my ever-changing…

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Red Flag: evolution

Posted  February 20, 2015

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton
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Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Posted  February 20, 2015

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.

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ALS honors new graduates

Posted  February 20, 2015

Seventy six Airmen from Class 15-B completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating from Airman Leadership School during a ceremony at the club Feb. 12, 2015.

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AEF Teaming brings new order of business to deployments

Posted  February 20, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For many Airmen deployments are hard to understand, and for leaders they’re hard to sell and to sustain. Implemented in Oct. 2014, Air Expeditionary Forces Teaming was designed as a way to improve predictability, visibility and stability for units and Airmen while maintaining the flexibility to satisfy combatant commander…

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