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99th CES Geo Integration Office celebrates GIS Day with local school

Posted December 2, 2016 by Cathy Hall

LAS VEGAS — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Geospatial Integration Office, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, celebrated Geographic Information System Day with Explore Knowledge Academy students on their Las Vegas campus, Nov. 16, 2016. More than 16 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to GIS industry leaders to dedicate one day to…

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Thunderbirds perform last show of year

Posted December 2, 2016 by

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the bomb burst maneuver during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The air show brought more than 295,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Air Power.”   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin…

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Defense

Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted December 2, 2016 by Jim Garamon

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets — all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted December 2, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By Law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted December 2, 2016 by Richard Salomon

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons All new Department of Defense civilians appointed to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service…

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Salutes & Awards

Nominees sought for 2017 Joan Orr AF Spouse of the Year Award

Posted December 2, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center is currently accepting nominations for the Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The nominee’s spouse must be an active duty Air Force, Air National…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted December 2, 2016 by

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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Defense

U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

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Defense

Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted November 23, 2016 by Jim Garamone

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted November 23, 2016 by

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

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