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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 1, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21 or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted  May 1, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators. “Air Force Medicine is here to support operations,” said Travis. “We need to provide the right support for…

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Defenders offer year-round bike patrol

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor (front), and Senior Airman Audrey Lorenson, 99th SFS patrolman, patrol on their bicycles throughout base housing April 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th SFS is patrolling the neighborhoods of base housing on…

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Every Airman has role in preventing sexual assault

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies on the Air Force Readiness Posture April 10 before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Spencer shared the witness table with Gen. John F. Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army;…

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Nellis hosts Holocaust Remembrance Week

Posted  April 25, 2014

Air Force photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart DACHAU, Germany — Two ovens in the first crematorium at Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, which opened in 1933 outside Munich, Germany, were used to cremate the bodies of dead prisoners. People initially detained in the camp included Jews, artists, intellectuals, the physically and…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON — Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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99th CES offers AC maintenance tips

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is almost here and to help beat the heat, air conditioning units will be turned on to ensure a comfortable summer experience. Not too many people are aware that AC system maintenance is paramount to efficient operation. “Keeping your residence…

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AMMOS graduates expand combat capability

Posted  April 25, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its 27th Combat Support Course here April 11. Class 14A is the first 24 student officer class to graduate from the AMMOS since the school opened its doors in 2002. Before Class 14A the course…

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AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games

Posted  April 25, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11. The Air Force Trials gave injured, ill and…

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Lab staff work to provide answers

Posted  April 25, 2014

Airman 1st Class Alex Gaheton (left), 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Bush, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician student, conduct daily maintenance on a chemistry analyzer April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Medical laboratory technician students earn 53 Community College of the Air Force credits…

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