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An Airman reveals the nickname of a MiG-23 during a dedication ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 17. The MiG-23 was dedicated to Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, in recognition of his time as the Chief of Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander for the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron from 1986 to 1988. “Capt. Carlisle” unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC Commander
A Russian MiG-23 fighter aircraft nicknamed “Captain Carlisle” was dedicated in honor of Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, during an Oct. 17 ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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A simulated casualty breaths into a mask in a medical hangar during the Major Accident Recovery Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 13, 2016. The participants included Wing Inspection Team (WIT) members, Scene Controllers for additional safety, and volunteers simulating victims and witnesses to the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) MARE tests Nellis readiness
Nellis Air Force Base conducted the exercise to evaluate real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel for scenarios that could impact the base. The Major Accident Response Exercise will be used as a learning tool to provide feedback on what went right and what areas could be improved on.
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Airmen from the 57th Maintenance Group, Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit, load an F-35A Lightning II during the 57th Wing’s third quarter weapons load crew competition at Nellis
Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. Lightning AMU is responsible
for the aircraft maintenance of the F-35A Lightning
II at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Testing skills: Third quarter load competition
The load crew competition is a quarterly event held at Nellis AFB to highlight the exceptional Airmen of the 57th Maintenance Group. The competition provides weapons loaders throughout the 57th Maintenance Group the opportunity to display their war fighting skills to their peers and superiors.
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Multiple C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise portion of the United States Air Force Weapons School Advanced Integration, June 16, 2016. The exercise is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School biannual collaboration that, according to an Air Force fact sheet, exercises the Air Force's ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) NTTR: Tip of readiness spear
“The NTTR is an asset of the United States of America, all Department of Defense agencies, national security agencies including other governmental agencies and our allied partners,” said VanHerck. “We routinely bring partners to the NTTR to train just as if we were going to go into combat with them, and that is a crucial capability for us. All this success comes at a price as our ability to meet warfighter requirements has exceeded our capacity. We continue to look for innovative ways to address these issues, but the reality is it will likely get worse before it gets better as 5th generation aircraft stretch the capabilities of our range.”
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An Airman assigned to 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., prepares an A-10 Thunderbolt II to participate in Green Flag 17-01 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 4, 2016. During exercise execution, Green Flag staff direct, monitor and instruct visiting units in the conduct of air operations in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) DM’s Dragons bring thunder to Green Flag 17-01
Green Flag exercises provide critical training for approximately 75,000 joint forces and coalition personnel per year, including 3,000 sorties, 6,000 flight hours, and the expenditure of over 700,000 pounds of live and training ordnance on the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.
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Jason Martinez, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight firefighter, stands in the mock shell of an aircraft while performing controlled burn training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6, 2016. The Nellis-Creech Fire Department will be hosting events throughout the week to educate and bring awareness to the importance of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 9
Fire Prevention Week kicks off Oct. 9 and will go through Oct. 15. This year’s campaign, “Dont Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of a three year effort to educate the public about essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
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Sept. 30 marked the end of the fiscal 2016 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Members of the 99th Comptroller Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron put in tireless hours throughout
the week to close the fiscal 2016 budget. The F-35 Lightning II sunshades project was one of the larger contracts for the 2016 fiscal year. Nellis finishes end of year close out
Sept. 30 marked the end of the 2016 fiscal year. Members of the 99th Comptroller Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron worked long days and nights throughout the final weeks of September to close out the fiscal year budget for both Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. The combined budget for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and 52 tenant units was around $565 million.
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Non-destructive inspection technicians receive training on a new x-ray process in the NDI lab on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 28.  All NDI technicians are certified per the National Aerospace Standard 410 and must complete a battery of exams prior to certification, and must complete the recertification process every five years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) NDI: catching the smallest problems
The Non-destructive Inspection Lab inspects aircraft structures and sub-assemblies for defects and foreign objects by performing oil analysis, fluorescent dye penetrant, fluorescent magnetic particle, ultrasonic, eddy current and radiographic inspections. With these processes the NDI Lab can inspect each piece individually for cracks, breaks, or
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Courtesy Photo  National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The month helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm. “Suicide is a growing concern not only for the Air Force and our sister services, but for the country as a
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Senior Airman Michael Buras’s daughter, Maddison, detonates a first blast at the new Buras EOD Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 21. Buras continued to serve after being awarded the Purple Heart, and deployed in support of ongoing wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) EOD flight pays tribute to fallen Airman
The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Flight paid respect to Buras by naming and dedicating their newest facility in his honor on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. during a ceremony, Sept. 21.
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