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  • 57th Adversary Tactics Group switches leadership

    The 57th Adversary Tactics Group welcomed a new commander to Nellis recently. Col. David Stilwell accepted command of the 57th ATG Jan. 10, picking up where his predecessor, Col Terrence O'Shaugnessy, left off. "Colonel O'Shaugnessy and his team did some magnificent work getting this thing off the ground," Colonel Stilwell noted. "Now we need to
  • Nellis Airmen respond to civilian aircraft crash

    Four Nellis Airmen currently deployed from the 66th Rescue Squadron to the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Balad Air Base, Iraq, responded immediately to the crash of the Aeriantur-M Air Cargo Co. civilian airliner outside the base Jan. 9. The Turkish civilian-contract employees on board the aircraft were en route to Balad and other bases in
  • Red Flag ramps up - Raptor debuts with stealth sisters

    The first Red Flag exercise this year, dubbed "Colonial Flag," will begin at Nellis Tuesday, marking the 32nd year for Red Flag operations. This is the first of three scheduled Red Flags for this year, and for the first time, the F-22/A Raptor is participating.More than 200 aircraft, including the F-22/A and about 5,200 military personnel from the
  • Air Force Chief of Staff Visits Nellis, Highlights Weapons and Tactics Conference Contributions to Global War on Terrorism

    The Air Force Chief of Staff, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, gave the keynote address Monday to a crowd of more than 700 Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps officers gathered at the Red Flag building for the eighth annual Weapons and Tactics Conference. "We are a country at war," said Gen. T. Michael Moseley. "This conference lets us
  • Sitting with the Chief -- U.S. Air Force Warfare Center's new top enlisted speaks on assignment

    The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center welcomed a new command chief master sergeant Dec. 17. Command Chief Master Sgt. Stephen Hutton has replaced Chief Master Sgt. Timothy Sydnor's as the top enlisted member on Nellis. "To say I'm humbled is an understatement," said Chief Hutton. "After many years of coming here for [temporary duty] I finally get to
  • Historic Red Flag kicks off

    Southern Nevada residents may notice an increase in military aircraft activity starting Jan. 13 and continuing through Feb. 17 as a historic Red Flag exercise takes place here. For the first time, the newly operational F-22 Raptor, the Air Force's premier stealth fighter aircraft, will participate in the exercise along with their other stealth
  • RED HORSE creates new building for first Reaper squadron at Creech

    RED HORSE, which stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron, is unlike any other unit in the Air Force. It is completely self-sustainable in that they possess weapons, vehicles/equipment and vehicle maintenance, food service, supply and medical equipment and are capable of rapid response and independent operations in
  • Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officers School graduates 100th student

    The United States Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School (AMMOS) graduated their 100th student at a ceremony for Class 06B at the Officers' Club here Dec. 13. "This marks an amazing milestone for us," said Lt. Col. Jeffery Decker, commandant of USAF AMMOS. "Starting with 10 members graduating in the first class in 2003 to
  • Airmen return from Iraq, Afghanistan

    Nellis welcomed home 89 Airmen Tuesday from their deployment from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seventy-two of the troops just finished up an eight-month deployment to Camp Bucca, Iraq, where they where perimeter security and "outside-the-wire" patrols for the main internment facility in Iraq. All were members of the 99th Security Forces Group. The
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