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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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First Lady announces certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership April 29 to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House,…

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AGE provides direct support to aircrews

Posted  May 3, 2013

A look at some of the support technology used to keep Nellis' aircraft at the ready.

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Volunteers clean up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  May 3, 2013

The 99th Civil Engineering Squadron recently hosted its annual Earth Day clean up.

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Service members Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were…

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‘Take a bite outta crime:’ Airmen, Sailors participate in K-9 training

Posted  May 3, 2013

Like other highly specialized items of equipment, military working dogs complement and enhance the capabilities of the military police at an Air Force installation.

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Former speaker of the house visits Nellis

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard From left: Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Brig. Gen. David Buck, United States Air Force Warfare Center vice commander; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, USAFWC commander, walk into the USAFWC headquarters building, April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Marines attend annual IRR muster

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Alex Waugh, officer in charge of Individual Ready Reserve Muster, talks to IRR Marines during the 2013 Muster April 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 2013 Las Vegas IRR Muster had 70 Marines attend in the morning and 115…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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