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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted October 16, 2017 by Kat Bailey

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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Around the Air Force: Oct. 13

Posted October 16, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, Puerto Rico relief efforts continue and a group of spouses from Nellis Air Force Base teamed up to help Las Vegas mass shooting victims and their families.

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Nellis, UNLV honors Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum An Airman assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., raises a section of an oversized American flag on the football field of Sam Boyd Stadium at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Oct. 7, 2017. Members of the UNLV dance, cheer and pom-pom teams assisted Airmen in…

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Technology

Top 5 reasons to download upgraded Aviation Nation phone app

Posted October 13, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

The Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aviation Nation Air & Space Expo is scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12, and the base is prepared to host more than 400,000 guests over the two days.  The question is whether you are prepared. Improve your chances of enjoying the Expo by downloading the 2017 version of the…

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Courage amidst tragedy: Marines react, save lives

Posted October 13, 2017 by Sgt. David Bickel

Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 helicopter mechanics, assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care following the mass casualty attack in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 1. 

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Nellis holds vigil following Vegas shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tannenbaum Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, listens to the chaplain during a vigil at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 2, 2017. Nellis, like all of Las Vegas, was deeply saddened and affected by the Las Vegas shooting…

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Commentary

Vegas Strong: Human Performance Team supports community

Posted October 13, 2017 by

Hours after the Las Vegas tragedy, member of Creech’s Human Performance Team and Nellis Air Force Base trauma teams made themselves available to Airmen and their families.

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Airmen evacuate attendees during Las Vegas shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1. Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

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Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims

Posted October 13, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

“On Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:08 p.m., I was asleep in my bed like every Sunday before that,” said Maj. Charles Chesnut, a general surgeon assigned to the 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nellis spouses bring healing to Vegas community

Posted October 13, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Shannon Janelle, mother of two and wife of Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Janelle, an instructor assigned to the Nellis First Term Airman Center, carries water to a donation site in downtown Las Vegas, Oct. 5, 2017. Shannon teamed with more than 30 spouses, friends and families to collect…

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