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  • AFAF gives all Airmen a chance to pay it forward

    It's Sept. 12, 2005. Senior Airman Dennis Hutchison is recovering from a hard day's work on the flightline of Robbins Air Force Base, Georgia, when he receives a call that tragedy had struck."I got a notification from my family that my father had passed away," Hutchison said. "I immediately contacted my supervisor, he got me in touch with the
  • Fitness trainer inspires with infectious personality

    When working out with Nikki Harris Warrior Fitness Center fitness trainer, one can't help but be drawn into the infectious atmosphere that surrounds her.  Determined to do her absolute best, Harris has adopted a boisterous teaching style of which inspires those she teaches to do their very best."I have been told by others when I do classes that
  • AMMO brings 'boom' to Red Flag

    The lone sounds of various aircraft roar through the skies of southern Nevada and off in the distance, munitions are released toward their target over the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range.However, before the munitions can be discharged over the NTTR, the 57th Maintenance Squadron's Munitions Flight, or "AMMO," has to receive
  • Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

    Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.He stated that he was just doing his job, however, those who know him will disagree and those that disagree use words such as mentor, leader, and yes, hero to describe McGillivray as someone they aspire to be."He is always striving to be
  • Birds of a feather may flock together – but not all of them fly

    Editors Note: This is part one of a two-part series highlighting the multiple Air Force occupations necessary to ensure the Thunderbirds can perform demonstrations at home and while traveling. Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter
  • Can you hear me now?

    Imagine being on a routine flight, cruising in the spacious sky at 40,000 feet. Everything seems to be proceeding as normal, but in a brief moment, you quickly realize something is wrong.The smell of smoke slowly creeps its way through the cabin. Panic is palpable in the air. The pilot's voice is laced with tension as he notifies the control tower
  • Oldest flying squadron in existence flies high in Red Flag 15-1

    Ever since air superiority became vital in any armed conflict, the Royal Air Force's 1 (Fighter) Squadron has been on the leading edge of that superiority.The squadron has been involved in every major conflict the United Kingdom has been involved in from the First World War to present day operations in Afghanistan.Perhaps one of the most famous
  • 40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

    Some called them the "Iron Majors" though this group in particular went on to be known as the "Fighter Mafia." Never mind the title, that was the last thing on their minds as the group of the Air Force's best and brightest young officers congregated in the little known depths of the Pentagon's basement offices.Assigned to the Air Force Directorate
  • Ortho clinic keeps warfighters fighting

    When an Airman, dependent or retiree in the Nellis AFB community breaks a bone, tears a ligament or suffers any other musculoskeletal injury, the Airmen of the orthopedic clinic at the Mike O'Callaghan Federal Medical Center go into action to treat the injured person.Approximately 14,000 patients walk through the clinic's doors every year for
  • 99th LRS Vehicle Ops drives Nellis ground support

    The 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Vehicle Operations Element keeps Nellis AFB rolling by providing vehicles to units they need to accomplish their missions.Vehicle Operations plays a significant role in the daily operations of the base, by providing services ranging from issuing and renewing government driver's licenses and ensuring vehicles
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