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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Defense contractors will share burdens of furloughs, Hagel says

Posted  June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is reviewing all of its contracts, and DOD contractors will share the burden of spending cuts, including the furloughs facing the department’s civilian workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told senators June 11. Hagel testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning. “Contractors are part of any institution,” he…

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Chaplain recruits experience military culture

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. From left, Fathers Brian Wood, John Kinney, and Joseph Idomele celebrate Mass as part of the U.S. Air Force’s “Come Be With Us” chaplain recruiting tour June 11. The tour brings active-duty chaplains and civilian priests to Nellis and Creech Air Force Basesto help recruit new chaplains….

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Air Force Network migrations coming to Nellis, Creech

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech AFBs will soon merge unclassified computer user accounts and core network services into the newly-centralized Air Force Network construct. Beginning July 29, for a two-month period, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network user accounts, and email into the AFNet construct. The AFNet migration project represents a major change…

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Wing commander climbs with CS

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Bruce Jackson, 99th Communications Squadron airfield systems apprentice, assists Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, with a climbing harness before the radio tower climbing demonstration June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cornish climbed the radio tower to experience the…

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Colonel Cornish signs community action plan

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Steve Langford, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, Col. Stephen Waller, 57th Wing vice commander, and Col. Jim Cluff, 432nd Wing commander, watch as Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the community action plan June 6, 2013, at Nellis Air Force…

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Nellis Medicine Residency’s class graduates

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Eight doctors will graduate the 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program here June 28. The mission of the FMR is to provide world class instruction so graduate physicians can supply a personal medical home for patients from cradle-to-grave, whether deployed or in garrison. The FMR offers continuous three-year positions with…

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted  June 14, 2013

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?” What would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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Why we enforce standards

Posted  June 14, 2013

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force Instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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66th Rescue Squadron honors fallen

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. Daniel Duffy, 66th Rescue Squadron commander, speaks to Airmen during a street renaming ceremony June 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Pedro 66 crew’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down and crashed in southwest Afghanistan June 9, 2010, killing five…

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Squadron’s commitment to excellence, service remains

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range May 31. Under the ACC stand down that took effect June 1, the…

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