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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted May 18, 2018 by

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of SSgt Francisco J. Vasquez III assigned to the 926th Force Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada should contact the Summary Court Officer, Lt Col Justin C. Jackson, 926th Wing, Nellis AFB Nevada. DSN: 679-0878, COMM: (702) 679-0878 justin.jackson@us.af.mil  …

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Exchange Hours of operation Memorial Day May 28, 2018

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Retail Main Store: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS: Closed Express/Class Six: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express/Subway: Closed Unattended fueling: 24/7 Hospital Express: Closed Landings Express: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station: Closed Unattended fueling: 24/7   Food Papa Johns: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King/Popeye’s: DT – 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dining Room: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza: Closed…

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Air Force

Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

Posted May 14, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force leaders have announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform,…

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Around the Air Force: May 11

Posted May 14, 2018 by

On this look around the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson signs a letter of intent to partner with the National Science Foundation and an expert from the Headquarters Air Education and Training Command visited the 58th Special Operations Wing at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, to discuss the Continuum of…

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MQ-9A accident investigation report released

Posted May 9, 2018 by

An MQ-9A crashed May 6, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility after the ground control station lost downlink from the aircraft on final approach, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released May 7, 2018. The MQ-9A from the 432nd Wing at Creech AFB, Nev., was being operated…

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Air Force directs one-day operational safety review

Posted May 9, 2018 by

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all Air Force wings with flying and maintenance functions to execute a one-day operational safety review by May 21, 2018. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather…

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New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

Posted May 4, 2018 by Micah Garbarino

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
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Raiders announce draft picks at Nellis AFB

Posted May 4, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Irvin Ridgeway, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Prevention flight assistant chief, and Oakland Raiders alumni announce a fifth round draft pick in the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 28, 2018. Airmen from multiple Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range organizations were…

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Commentary

Are you there for those around you?

Posted May 4, 2018 by Chief Master Sgt. T. Brent Chadick

Have you ever met someone who changed how you look at yourself? Someone who did the right thing, time after time, despite the difficulties? Someone who was a leader not because of their rank, but because of their character? This is a story about one of those people and how he had the power to…

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Commentary

Communication — An essential element to success

Posted May 4, 2018 by Col. Stephen Lanier

I consider myself an optimistic realist, or a realistic optimist, depending on the day of the week. By that I mean that given any set of circumstances, a great attitude, focus and hard work can produce a successful outcome. When the task at hand requires teamwork (like most situations do), “good communication” is an essential…

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