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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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Testing helps develop new tactics, techniques, procedures

Posted  November 27, 2013

The 505th Test Squadron utilizes Combined Air Operations Center-Nellis to host varying types of testing, tactics development and advanced AOC training. The 505th TS’s latest test, which started Nov 18, was AOC Operations in a Cyber Denied Environment.

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‘Deck the halls’ with safety in mind

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic It’s that festive time of year again. It’s time to string the lights, hang decorations, put up Christmas trees and bring out the candles to celebrate the holidays. To keep the holiday season a merry one, Senior Master Sgt. Derrick D. Mitchell, Air Combat Command ground safety superintendent and Christian Jacobs,…

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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757th AMXS Airmen keep A-10s flying

Posted  November 27, 2013

The 757th AMXS accomplishes intermediate-level maintenance on aircraft and support equipment components, maintains avionics, laser guided weapons systems, pneudraulics, fuel systems, engines, measurement and diagnostic equipment, electro-environmental and egress systems.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 27, 2013

Q. I’m a retired service member who’s about to get married. How do I sign my spouse and myself up for TRICARE?   A.If your information is up-to-date in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, or DEERS, then you’re already showing as eligible for TRICARE benefits. However, once married, you must take your spouse to…

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Community Happenings – November 27, 2013

Posted  November 27, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Tyndall Gate renamed to honor fallen Security Forces Airman

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Senior Airman David Greenwood, 99th Security Forces member, shakes hands with Christine Spaulding, mother of Tech. Sgt. Wesley Simons, during a dedication ceremony at the Tyndall Gate Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Tyndall Gate was renamed Simons Gate in honor of…

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First Sergeant stresses importance of on-the-spot corrections

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — A senior NCO asked me about five months ago if I had some time to discuss some [Airmen] issues. “Sure, let’s discuss it over lunch,” I replied. “I’ll meet you at the food court.” To my surprise the member asked if we could go somewhere else, and said that he…

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Safety Office explains top five reasons for Thanksgiving Day urgent care visits

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As Americans, we rejoice and celebrate the upcoming holiday season. However, Thanksgiving is the leading holiday for urgent care visits during the holiday season. Whether it is a burn, cut, food poisoning, sprain, strain or fracture or as simple as heartburn, have we learned anything from the mistakes we have…

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Thunderbirds honor fallen pilot with dedication of restored F-105 replica

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. From left: Bill Devlin, Rick Dale, Mark Devlin, Shirley Buckley, and Bill Devlin. Buckley and her sons were the guests of honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 to dedicate an F-105 “Thunderchief” replica in front of the Thunderbirds hangar. Buckley’s late husband, Capt. Gene…

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