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Las Vegas Airmen Against Drunk Driving is an all-volunteer organization made up of Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases who volunteer their time to help ensure their fellow wingmen make it home safely. LVAADD runs from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. All calls are anonymous. Airmen in need should call 702-652-2233 and give the dispatcher their first name, their location and destination, cell phone number, and what they’re wearing so the volunteer Airmen know who they’re looking for. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives
On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines. With the fog of alcohol clouding their minds, some Airmen might forget about the plan they devised for when they call it a night.Luckily for them and other Nellis Air Force Base Airmen, there's an organization that can pick them up
0 7/31
2015
Airman 1st Class Michael Cordova, 99th Security Forces Squadron member, stands guard on the flightline during Red Flag 15-3 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17, 2015. While on duty, Cordova provides security, armed response to any priority-level resource in his assigned area of operation, and ensures only authorized personnel are on the flightline. During Red Flag exercises, Cordova’s assigned area of operation includes over 100 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Defenders safeguard assets during Red Flag
During every Red Flag exercise, an increased number of personnel and equipment finds its way here. Units from around the world come to experience and participate in the best training they can receive in the air, space and cyberspace realm of operations.When Red Flag begins, units trust one squadron to ensure their safety throughout the duration of
0 7/28
2015
An Airman assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., observes as an A-10 Thunderbolt II circle before landing in support of Green Flag West 15-08.5 on the National Training Center range at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16, 2015. This marked the first time an A-10 landed on the range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) ‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin
They stand in the sweltering summer sun on a lake bed as dry as chapped lips in wintertime. Silence stretches throughout the empty valley and the occasional breeze offers little relief from the unforgiving sun's rays. Beads of sweat trickle down their foreheads as they communicate by radio with the inbound pilots.As combat controllers, part of
0 7/23
2015
A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15, 2015. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety of munitions on any target anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that 'can't be beat'
As the sun blazes through the cloudless sky, a suffocating heat touches down on the Nellis AFB flightline. A B-52 Stratosphere assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron sits, awaiting pre-flight checks for its upcoming Red Flag mission.Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a training environment which ensures participating air and ground
0 7/23
2015
Retired Tech. Sgt. Alfredo Sibucao Jr. flips the open sign to his retail store in Las Vegas, June 22, 2015. Sibucao retired from the Air Force in 2014 and now owns and operates a small business in Las Vegas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika) Retired NCO enjoys life as small business owner
On a hot summer afternoon, Alfredo Sibucao Jr. is rearranging a hat display in his Las Vegas-based retail store. He moves on to the jewelry case by the register and the mini-skateboards in the front window before officially opening for the day.He makes small talk with a passerby and offers her a discount if she comes back to the store with her
0 7/23
2015
Airmen assigned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron load an HH-60G Pave Hawk onto a C-17 Globemaster III on the flightline near the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s air terminal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 14, 2015. Air terminal Airmen usually load and unload cargo from aircraft, but Airmen in HH-60G squadrons are specifically trained on how to load a Pave Hawk onto an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Nellis air terminal provides Red Flag 15-3 support
When traveling, most people spend their time thinking about the upcoming adventure, chatting with their family or friends, or playing fun travel games to pass the time. Rarely do people think about the logistics of traveling, such as what maintenance is required to get the aircraft into the air or how luggage and equipment gets from one location to
0 7/20
2015
Airman Committed to Excellence is an organization dedicated to ensuring the lowest ranking Airmen on base have an opportunity to be heard, while helping them develop their leadership skills and giving them a chance to interact with people of similar rank. The ACE council offers monthly forums for Airmen to voice problems, suggestions and quality of life issues. The ACE council offers many opportunities and events for Airmen to get involved with the base and their fellow Airmen. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) ACE provides Airmen a voice, opportunity
Hidden deep down, in the innards of a human body there's a voice that wants to be heard. More often than not, that voice is hidden so deep its kicking and screaming cannot be heard because of a fear of standing out from the crowd. For many junior enlisted Airmen, Nellis Air Force Base can be an intimidating and stressful duty station --especially
0 7/16
2015
Senior Airman Stephen Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, cleans an insecticide container at the pest management shop on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29, 2015. Pest management sprays the inside and outside of buildings around base as needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mikaley Towle) Avoid being swarmed, call pest management
The room is dark and littered with shadows, the cool air offers relief from the sweltering heat outside and the sound of silence echoes throughout the vast room.The room is bare of any human presence; however, lurking in the shadows are some unwanted houseguests that roam around when nobody is home. When the lights turn on they are sent scurrying
0 7/14
2015
Staff Sgt. Logan Fitzgerald, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, walks with his dog, Erik, at the MWD training grounds on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 29, 2015. Fitzgerald has been a MWD handler for over five years but has only worked with Erik for over a year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Man’s best friend keeps Nellis safe
Moving rapidly from building to building, a valuable Air Force asset closes in on an adversary's location. The target manages to evade custody for only a matter of moments before the asset picks up the target's scent, discovers their exact location, and neutralizes the threat with brutal efficiency. In this scenario, the asset is a military working
0 7/10
2015
Retired Col. Tim “Ghandi” Healy, left, 34th Weapons Squadron commander from 1999-2001, shakes hands with Lt. Col. Joe “Krusty” Alkire, 34th WPS commander, during the 34th WPS’ 20th anniversary celebration and reunion at the Desert Oasis Club on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 25, 2015. The purpose of the reunion was to honor the squadron’s members who’ve helped make the unit what it is today, and to bridge the gap between then and now. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) 34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary
A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.This was the scene at the Desert Oasis Club on Nellis Air Force Base June
0 7/06
2015
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