• Veterans honored--Nellis Retiree Appreciation Day kicks off

    This year's annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis Air Force Base, will begin Saturday, Sept. 22, at 9 a.m. in the Thunderbird Hangar, with more than 60 agencies offering their services to all attendees. Col. Michael Bartley, the 99th Air Base Wing commander encourages all Nellis personnel to join the local and regional retirees and
  • Airman Leadership School graduates, class 07-F

    Following Airmen graduated Airman Leadership School on Sep. 6. There were two distinguished graduates, one John Levitow Award winner, one academic award winner and one leadership award winner.EAGLE FLIGHT Staff Sgt. Angela Olguin, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Staff Sgt. Justin South, 763rd Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Juan Abado III, 432nd
  • Heritage to Horizons; Nellis Celebrates 60th Anniv.

    Nellis Air Force Base celebrated the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force as an independent branch of service with the 2007 Air Force Ball held at the Mirage casino hotel in Las Vegas Sept. 8. The theme for this year's Air Force Ball, "Heritage to Horizons," was meant to honor the heroes of the past as well as the present, said Maj. David
  • Names, planes have changed--fight still the same

    It's rare when Airmen have the chance to meet even one war hero outside of a formal setting, but to engage with five of them in a casual open forum is a golden opportunity. The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School were given a once in a lifetime opportunity when five former Korean and Vietnam fighter pilots visited the weapons school
  • Bold Quest 07 begins to test Coalition Combat ID

    Bold Quest 07, a technology assessment aimed at improving combat identification technology and reducing friendly fire incidents, begins Sept. 7 and runs through Sept. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. U.S. Joint Forces Command will team with multinational partners and all four U.S. military
  • Third annual Nellis Build-a-Boat race weighs anchor

    The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office navigated their cardboard catamaran to victory at this year's third annual Build-a-Boat race, held Aug. 29 at the Nellis Olympic Pool. Boat Captain Senior Airman Travis Edwards and First Mate Charlie Keebaugh oared frantically across the pool in 41 seconds to beat out six other boats and reel in $100
  • 99th ABW commander's call highlights safety

    99th Air Base Wing quarterly commander's call took place Aug. 30 at the base theater. Col. Michael Bartley, the 99th ABW commander, brought up several topics pertinent not only to members of the wing, but to all who live and work at Nellis. The first subject discussed was the new enlisted and officer performance report system -- its implementation
  • Firepower demonstration to highlight Air Force power

    An Air Force firepower demonstration will take place at 12:40 p.m. Sept. 14 at Point Bravo, located north of Las Vegas, off U.S. Highway 95. The events will consist of a 20-minute demonstration by the Ground Combat Training Squadron simulating desert warfare that Airmen face in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an hour-long flying demonstration. Over a
  • Tried and true to Air Force blue: A leader remembered

    In 1944, a young man from Argyle, Mo., enlisted at the age of 17 in service of his country, unaware his actions would forever change the face of the Air Force, in a career spanning more than four decades. The young man was Gen. Wilbur L. "Bill" Creech, who 35 years after joining the Air Force retired as a four-star general and left a legacy of
  • What is a Range Hero

    Many people wonder if they would have the mental and moral courage to react in a brave manner if ever faced with a dangerous or hostile situation. One 98th Range Wing truck driver doesn't have to wonder anymore. On the morning of May 4, Juan Trillo, a contractor with the 98th Range Wing Support Services Group, demonstrated the true definition of

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