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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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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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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Posted  August 28, 2015

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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F-16s, F-15Es provide RESCORT for Red Flag

Posted  August 28, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An aircrew member’s worst case scenario is being stranded in unfriendly territory. Having to eject from an aircraft or surviving an aircraft being shot down is scary enough, but all the briefings and book study sessions can’t prepare for that reality. Red Flag trains pilots near and far for…

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

Posted  August 28, 2015

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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From Ethiopia to America: An Airman’s story

Posted  August 28, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Mintesnot Woldetsadik was filled with wonderment as he took his first steps on American soil. He looked all around him in a confused daze until finally he settled his view on a blanketed-white landscape. Cupping his hand, he hunched over and scooped up the cold unfamiliar substance and brought…

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Red Flag: Keeping skies safe for US, allies for past 40 years

Posted  August 28, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., prepares to take off during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 25. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, electronic warfare, reconnaissance, recue, aerial…

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Shopping at Nellis Exchange pays dividends

Posted  August 28, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis AFB generated $552,694 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs. “Roughly two-thirds…

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99th MSGS clinic supports women’s health

Posted  August 28, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Mothers spend nine months caring for and protecting their unborn child, but that unconditional love doesn’t end there—they’ll spend the rest of their lives caring for and loving them. To ensure their babies are healthy and well taken care of, women may often visit a clinic that provides prenatal…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 28, 2015

Q: I’m a member of the US military. Are my parents and parents-in-law eligible for TRICARE? A: No, but if your parents and parents-in-law meet your service’s criteria to become your dependents and you’re on active duty for more than 30 days, then your parents and parents-in-law may: • Get care at a military hospital…

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Community Happenings – August 28, 2015

Posted  August 28, 2015

ATTENTION BASE HOUSING RESIDENTS: You will no longer receive your weekly Bullseye newspaper in your driveway. You can now pick them up in one of 48 brand new, enclosed newspaper racks in your neighborhood located next to mailboxes, busy streets and in cul-de-sacs. NELLIS Air Force Base Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth…

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

Posted  August 21, 2015

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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