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Airman 1st Class Logan Welle, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller, accepts an identification card for access to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 23. For the Pass & ID office, some customers were unable to receive an access badge for the base following approval notification. Since then, the office went through a six month continuous process improvement to where customers can now show up at the front gate to request an access badge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis/Released) Eight-Step CPI modernizes Pass, ID office
The Nellis Air Force Base Pass and ID office recently went through a six-month continuous process improvement. CPI is an ongoing effort to improve quality, products, services or processes and solve problems on and around the base.
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2016
Lenoard Nielson, sits and watches the Aviation Nation air show held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 12. Nielson is one of the few Pearl Harbor suvivors still around in Nevada. During Pearl Harbor he was aboard the USS Solace and helped assist those who were injured. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis/released) Pearl Harbor survivor tells story: visits Aviation Nation
“Most of us knew or felt something. It was in the winds, something was happening…I was transferred to the USS Solace…” “That's where I became a survivor of Pearl Harbor.”
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2016
A QF-4 Aerial Target lands on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during the Aviation Nation air show on Nov. 11, 2016. The QF-4 was piloted by Lt. Col. Ron King, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron Detachment 1 commander, at Holloman AFB, New Mexico. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Retiring QF-4 stops in at Aviation Nation
After more than 60 years of service, the QF-4 Aerial Target, modified from the F-4 Phantom II, will officially retire from service
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2016
More than 40 Airmen from the logistics and maintenance career fields came together Aug. 22 to 26, for the first ever Logistics Tactics conference, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The conference allowed officers and senior enlisted leaders from both sides to integrate, identify complications and provide courses of action for problem areas in the career fields. First LOGTAC convention held at Nellis
The LOGTAC conference was held here, allowing field and company grade officers along with senior enlisted leaders from both sides to integrate, identify complications and provide courses of action for problem areas in the career fields.
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2016
An E-3 Sentry from the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., taxis at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 13, 2016. The Sentry played a vital role in suppressing enemy air defenses on the ground, air-to-air fights, and bombs dropped on targets by acting as the eyes and ears for the battle space during Red Flag 16-4. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) Tinker’s Sentry directs pieces of Red Flag puzzle with C2
When putting a puzzle together it helps to have an image of the picture the puzzle is trying to resemble. The E-3 Sentry, an airborne early-warning and control aircraft, helps other pieces of the ATO puzzle fit into place enhancing the air picture throughout entire missions at Red Flag 16-4. “The E-3 is a command and control platform with
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2016
An F-15C Eagle from the 122nd Fighter Squadron, assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, takes off during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 24, 2016. Red Flag 16-4 conducted exercise missions to train pilots in a highly contested environment with coalition partners. (U. S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller) ANG F-15C Eagle inserts air-to-air fight into Red Flag puzzle
When assembling a puzzle, a strategy sometimes used would be to build the edge pieces first to frame the overall image. The air-to-air combat role provided by the 122nd Fighter Squadron’s F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 159th Fighter Wing, Louisiana Air National Guard, would be an edge piece to the Air Tasking Order puzzle. The role they perform
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2016
A pararescueman shows Reymond their night vision equipment during his visit to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 19, 2016. In addition to visiting with the pararescuemen, Reymond got a first-hand look inside the HH-60. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann) Nellis makes childhood wish reality
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Growing up building model airplanes with his dad, Reymond Rivas always dreamed of joining the Air Force to become a fighter pilot. Unfortunately on Dec. 28, 2013 his dream was put on hold as he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Recently, Reymond was given the opportunity for a wish. A wish he could have
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Senior Airman Eric Medina, 92nd Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels an F-22 Raptor from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., in a training sortie during Red Flag 16-3, July 21, 2016. During Red Flag, Medina is in charge of refueling aircraft that are participating in the exercise so they can continue the fight without having to return to Nellis AFB, Nev., for fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter/Released) Aerial refueling: Tankers serve as gas stations in Nevada skies
Over the Nevada Test and Training Range, aircraft from all over the globe blast through the Nevada sky in a simulated war scenario. In the exercise, called Red Flag, units test their abilities against some of the military's premier aircraft while also receiving some of the best training offered in the world.
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An F-16CJ, assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., sits on the flightline during Red Flag 16-3 before take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 25, 2016. Flying units from around the globe deploy to Nellis AFB to participate in Red Flag held four times a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) A View of Red Flag 16-3

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Airman 1st Class Katarina Milanes, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, aircrew flight equipment journeyman, checks a harness for an F-16 pilot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 13, 2016. The 57 WPSS AFE section maintains life-preserving equipment for multiple airframes, ensuring crew members return home safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia)


Diverse AFE mission challenges airmen, protects lives
Six-foot-high wooden lockers line the aircrew fitting room, quiet in the early morning. Inside each locker a collection of helmets, antigravity suits, oxygen connectors and other life-saving flight equipment sits ready for the daily preflight inspection.
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