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The USAF celebrates 70 years: A look back

National Security Act births AF Courtesy photo With the stroke of a pen, President Harry S. Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 on Sept. 18, 1947. Editor’s note: Historical information compiled from the U.S. Air Force website “United States Air Force Birthday: American Airmen Breaking Barriers Since 1947” — http://static.dma.mil/usaf/70/index.html On Sept. 18,…

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Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

Midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10.

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First MQ-9 model build: An Airman innovation

When Master Sgt. Eric took his senior NCO creed he promised to serve beyond the call of duty and take care of those following in his footsteps.

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64th AGRS: Sharpening sword for combat air forces

The 64th Aggressor Squadron and its pilots have handled the mission of preparing combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews to win any fight, any time, since 1972.

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Building bonds with man’s best friend

In a small building near the outskirts of Nellis Air Force Base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs. Habo, a 7-year-old narcotic detection K-9 is lying on the floor, when a familiar voice from across the room breaks the silence.

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Popular social media trend may violate DOD regulations

Posted  October 7, 2016

WASHINGTON — A young woman paced herself as she ran around her neighborhood, her breath visible as the brisk morning air cycled through her lungs, the wind blowing her hair back, and her cheeks stinging from the elements. She dodged people walking their dogs, trash cans left out for pickup, and finally reached a pausing…

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Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour visits NAFB

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis The Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour poses for a photo outside of the Base Chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 21. While at Nellis AFB, the recruited priests were taken on a tour of the base, were introduced to a variety of units and organizations,…

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2016 Fire Prevention Week proclamation is signed

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the 2016 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation with members of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight and Sparky on Sept. 19, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fire Prevention Week starts on Oct. 9 and…

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Health & Safety

Time to get your flu shot

Posted  October 7, 2016

Col. David Avila, Nevada Test and Training Range commander receives a flu vaccine from Staff Sgt. Mark Butanis, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 29. The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious virus that is spread every year, usually between October and May. The flu…

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NAFB celebrates Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Veterans stand and salute during the opening ceremony of Retiree Appreciation Day at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. The celebration honored the men and women who retired from the U.S. military. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations had tables set up to distribute information….

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