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An Airman assigned to the 799th Security Forces Squadron defends his unit’s position from opposing forces during the field training exercise of a Fundamentals of Proficiency Fire and Close Quarters Battle course, Oct. 21, 2016, at Range 63C, Silver Flag Alpha, Nev. Airmen were tested and evaluated in combat tactics, strategic planning, communication and leadership through various training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson) Fit to Fight: Airmen demonstrate battle readiness

0 11/02
2016
Maj. Ryan Swope, 99th Surgical Operations Squadron orthopedic surgeon, performs ACL surgery at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 17, 2016. The 99th MSGS orthopedics unit performs procedures day-in and day-out to help injured Airmen return to their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet
When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal and return to their daily mission is the top priority. The 99th Surgical Operations Squadron orthopedics unit performs procedures day-in and day-out to help injured Airmen at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
0 10/31
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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.
0 10/26
2016
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.
0 10/20
2016
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.”
0 10/17
2016
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
0 10/05
2016
An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, prepares to participate in Green Flag 16-09 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9, 2016. 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) RAF Lakenheath’s Strike Eagles participate in Green Flag 16-09
Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies that is primarily conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Army Combat Training Center.
0 9/13
2016
A sign hangs in front of the USO office located at the Community Commons Building at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 31, 2016. The USO Transition 360 Alliance is an initiative to help U.S. military personnel and their families successfully transition into civilian life after their service ends. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) USO Transition 360 helps service members’ transition into civilian life
Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful and overwhelming process. The United Service Organizations offers assistance through a variety of partnerships and programs called their USO Transition 360 Alliance to help make the process easier.
0 9/12
2016
A wreath made to honor the victims of Sept. 11 hangs in front of the base flag pole, Sept. 9, 2016. To honor those Americans’ sacrifices, Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base stood post from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in thirty minute shifts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Airmen stand for 9/11 memorial
On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States experienced the largest attack on domestic soil since Pearl Harbor, causing the deaths of thousands of civilians and first responders.
0 9/12
2016
Airmen and spouses that attended a town hall meeting discussing the changes in utility allowance view a map of base housing at the Nellis Base Theater, Aug. 30, 2016. Col. Zev York, 99th Air Base Wing Vice Commander, and Lt. Col. Mike Freeman, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron Commander took time to explain in detail the changes will be occurring to base resident’s utility allowance. (U.S. Air Force photo By Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) Utility allowance to receive changes
The 99th Air Base Wing held a town hall meeting at the Nellis Base Theater to discuss the upcoming changes to utility allowances Aug. 30.
0 9/08
2016
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