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End of an era: 65th AGRS set to deactivate

Posted September 26, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be deactivating. Since being reactivated Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies. The Aggressor program originally came into existence in the…

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Information security part of everything we do

Posted September 26, 2014 by Scott Piper

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s been one of those days. You are super busy and your unit just received another tasking. You are trying to do five jobs at once and don’t even have time to think. You decide to help your unit deployment manager get the word out and forward an email…

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When leaders earn their keep

Posted September 26, 2014 by Col. Sean McKenna

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s no secret that a key to being a good leader, military or otherwise, is taking care of your people. I strongly believe Airmen aren’t able to perform at their peak if their personal lives are in disarray. Whether financial woes, marital issues, illnesses or other troubles, it’s tough…

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Nellis celebrates Air Force birthday

Posted September 26, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Lt. Col. Tammy Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron commander, and Airman Scott Chatwin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, cut a ceremonial U.S. Air Force 67th birthday cake at the Crosswinds dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 18. The cake was served to…

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Veterans

Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

Posted September 26, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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AFAS helps ease financial stress

Posted September 19, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted September 19, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Why I became a victim advocate for fellow Airmen

Posted September 19, 2014 by Anonymous

Editor’s note: Though the author chose to remain anonymous, this is the real story of one Airman’s experience with sexual assault. Be mindful that no two sexual assault stories are the same. If you, or anyone you know, has been or is currently a victim of any sexual crime, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed
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Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

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