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Red Flag launches into 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Two maintainers assigned to the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, work on the wing of an F-15 Eagle during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 27. Maintainers are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day maintenance of aircraft, including…

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NHP honors RED HORSE Airmen for bravery

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Capt. Thom Jackson (left), Nevada Highway Patrol state trooper, speaks to the 820th RED HORSE at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Jackson attended the ceremony to honor the bravery shown by, Tech. Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher…

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AFJO realigns under USAFWC

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, passes the Air Force Joint Test Program Office’s new guidon to Col. David Lünger, AFJO commander, after accepting the new colors during AFJO’s realignment ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. The…

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JROTC cadets rappel with 58th RQS during Nellis AFB tour

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Members of the 58th Rescue Squadron secure the rappelling line for Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they descend the rappelling tower at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Three Army JROTC units toured Nellis AFB to expand their knowledge about the…

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Second PV array to be constructed on Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the largest solar photovoltaic array in the United States. Nevada Energy has recently been given the green light by the Public Utilities Commission to construct an new 18-megawatt photovoltaic array here. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — NV Energy has recently…


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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Running past anxiety

Posted  December 5, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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Sexual assault: Everyone’s business

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was…

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Jacks of all trades

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” maintenance professionals, march in formation during their ground show performance at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Open House, May 11. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The thousands in the crowd push closer to the fence line as the announcer of the air show blares over…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted  December 5, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014, at the base theater here. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terri Coles, Military Officers Association of America deputy director of transition services, will present this…

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For love of game: no pain, no gain

Posted  December 5, 2014

An off-duty motorcycle accident on a late night a little over a year ago stripped many things from Staff Sgt. Ryan Davis’ life that he previously enjoyed.

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Control tower keeps watch over Nellis skies

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Martin Figueroa, 57th Operations Support Squadron tower air traffic controller, relays cloud height information to the 57th OSS weather center in the control tower at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec 2. In addition to controlling the airspace over Nellis AFB, the control tower…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 5, 2014

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you received emergency care. A medical…

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Community Happenings – December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Billy Joe Thomas, assigned to 432d Maintenance Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Kimberley Anderson, 432d Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB at (240) 215-7236 or DSN 384-6056. Cookie Drive: All…

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Weapons school grad challenges Airmen as new AU commander

Posted  November 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Henry Hancock Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air University commander and 1994 outstanding graduate from Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., addresses Airmen Nov. 12 at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala. At his all-call sessions, the general shared his expectations and vision on how the university will reinvent…

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