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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted May 27, 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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Military kids at Nellis AFB can enter to win Exchange gift card in Toyland Sweepstakes

Posted May 27, 2016 by Cheryl Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military kids at Nellis Air Force Base will have the chance to fill their toy box with something special this summer thanks to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s 2016 Toyland Sweepstakes. From May 20 to June 17, children of authorized Exchange customers can submit in 10 words…

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Air Force photograph by Amy Rollins
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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 21, 2016 by

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Nellis AFB conducts base wide exercise May 9-12

Posted May 20, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

On May 9 to 12, Nellis AFB conducted a base wide exercise to evaluate the real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel and the base populace to a variety of scenarios depicting situations that could impact the base at any time.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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First Marine graduates USAF AMMOS

Posted May 20, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

In June 2015, commander of the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-One, Marine equivalent to the Air Force Weapons School, Col. James Adams visited Nellis AFB.

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Commentary

‘Why not … Minot?’

Posted May 20, 2016 by Senior Master Sgt. Don Slayton

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — When I received notification about my assignment to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, apprehension overwhelmed me. Throughout my career, I heard about Minot and how “terrible” it was because it was “cold and windy” all year long as well as how “remote and isolated” it was from everything….

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New mantra must be ‘People first, mission always’

Posted May 20, 2016 by Senior Master Sgt. Claus Peris

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — If you’ve been around long enough, you’ve heard the phrase “Mission first, people always.” Today’s Airmen are busy. Whether its high ops tempo, constant deployments or low manning, our Airmen are being asked to do more and more every day. Nothing is more important than accomplishing the mission —…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Dale Eckroth
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Priests get first-hand look at the Air Force chaplain way of life

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dale Eckroth

As a Roman Catholic priest, Father John Tran has followed his spiritual calling by serving parishioners in Portland, Oregon, and by providing community service in New Orleans as a member of the religious order Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life.

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