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An Art of an Art

Walking through the halls of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital, Dr. Cyclopea Anakwa, a civilian internal medicine doctor assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron, notices a patient sitting quietly, and begins to have a conversation with her.

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Introspection

At each person’s unique period in life, they begin to look back, wondering if they truly made a difference.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell Local

Piecing the puzzle together, supporting the MQ-1, MQ-9 mission

Planning, maintaining, and executing the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper mission has proved to be a time and labor intensive process, yet there are still Airmen’s stories to be told.

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34th BS Gains Deployment Training at Green Flag

When Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind, the most common association that is made is that the base hosts the massive air-to-air training exercise known as Red Flag.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ridge Shan Air Force

F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.


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Courage to Continue: Theme of 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  April 8, 2016

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Sir Winston Churchill, English statesman It takes courage to live life. After all, life is unpredictable. Sometimes life doesn’t go as expected. Sometimes it doesn’t follow our plan. Sometimes it isn’t all we hoped for. This military life…

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Stunned by gun: Airman shocks away fear

Posted  April 8, 2016

“Taser, Taser, Taser,” is all I heard moments before suffering the worst pain I’ve ever put my body through. Instantly, 50,000 volts of electricity surged from one prong touching my shoulder, through my torso, and to the other prong placed at the back of my hip.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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555th RHS pivotal in new firehouse construction

Posted  April 8, 2016

Located in the desert of Area 2 on the northeast side of Nellis AFB, the 555th RED HORSE Squadron is a small reserve unit that works with the 820th RHS to accomplish a much larger mission whether it’s on the installation or during a worldwide deployment.

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Health & Safety

Public Health Flight to install new traps that capture virus carrying mosquito

Posted  April 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An environmental health specialist from the Southern Nevada Health District briefs Airmen from the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on various traps that will be used to capture mosquitos carrying pathogens including the zika virus, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Entomology, or the…

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Mq-1B Predator accident report released

Posted  April 8, 2016

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Inadvertant entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31. The aircraft was operating in an undisclosed area at the time of the mishap. The board president found,…

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