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Counting down days: Three steps to prepare for deployment at home

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 30 minute drive to the airport seemed quicker than usual. My wife, who stared at me as I drove down the highway, slowly leaned her head on my shoulder as if to reassure me that everything would be alright. “It’s only six months,” she said softly. “I know that…

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Exercise scheduled

Posted May 10, 2013 by timchisham

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. Yvonne Burnett and Officer Bobby Ward, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolmen, stop traffic May 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis AFB will be conducting a base-wide exercise May 16 beginning at 4 p.m. during which individuals remaining on base should expect significant…

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Airmen hone search, recovery skills during squadron exercise

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Senior Airman Travis Michel, 99th Force Support Squadron assignments counselor and casualty search and recovery team member, examines a simulated body part from a simulated victim of a C-17 Globemaster III crash for personal identifiable belongings May 6 during a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Casualty…

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USAFWC senior leaders discuss financial resilience

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Maj. Gen Jeffrey Lofgren (left), U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Ellis, USAFWC command chief stand in front of the Warfare Center April 16 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. USAFWC’s leadership has directed an installation–wide Financial Resilience Education Day May…

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CJR constraint list: What Airmen need to know

Posted May 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — First term Airmen approaching their date of separation and considering re-enlistment may be required to take immediate action in order to continue their career in the Air Force. In the wake of Air Force service member reductions, many career fields have been added to the career job reservation constraint list. Career…

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Golf tournament raises funds for AFAF

Posted May 3, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Creswell, 99th Security Forces Squadron manager, tees off on the first hole of the Air Force Assistance Fund Golf Tournament April 26 at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The tournament raised $3,400 in…

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SecAF announces departure

Posted May 3, 2013 by Air Force News Service

U.S. Air Force photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced his plan April 26 to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving in the position for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to…

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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted May 3, 2013 by Col. Jerry Wizda

Courtesy photo President James Madison led new nation during early trials, tribulations. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted May 3, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted May 3, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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