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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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NDI: catching microscopic problems

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Charles Duke, Mission First Support Services non-destructive inspection technician, attaches a laser pointer prior to taking an x-ray in the NDI Lab on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 28. The NDI Lab is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week due to…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 7, 2016

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 7, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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Nellis AFB Exchange

Posted  October 7, 2016

Hours of operation Columbus Day, Oct. 10 Retail Main Store – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS – Closed Express/Class Six – 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express/Subway – Closed (unattended fueling 24/7) Hospital Express – Closed Landing Express – 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station – Closed Food Papa Johns – 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King/Popeye’s DT, 10:30…

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Airmen compete in Wing Challenge Golf tournament

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo Congratulations to Major Pete and Tech Sgt. Harrison on winning the Wing Challenge Golf Tournament at Sunrise Vista Golf Course Sept. 16. They represented the 432nd Wing with distinction firing a 6 under par 66 beating Anthony Frederick and Michael Pedersen of the 99th Wing in a playoff. The Wing Challenge…

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