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A-10 pilot establishes milestone at USAFWS

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The briefer approached the podium, prepared to lay out the day’s mission plan, turned to the fighter pilots, and opened the briefing with three simple words of greeting: “Gentlemen ... and ma’am.”

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Air Force

Thunderbirds Return to Six-Ship Demonstrations

Posted July 1, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

NELLIS AFB, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds have announced their return to flying six-ship demonstrations this weekend in Battle Creek, Michigan, July 2. The Thunderbirds have flown five-ship demonstrations while Maj. Alex Turner, Thunderbird 6, stood down for several weeks following an aircraft mishap June 2nd after performing the 2016 U.S. Air Force…

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Air Force

F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kari Tilton

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready. Seven F-35A aircraft and 181 personnel from Hill’s active…

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USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

Posted July 1, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted July 1, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted July 1, 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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DoD

Shopping the Nellis AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted July 1, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis Air Force Base generated $547,796 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs, making Nellis a better place to live and work while promoting readiness and resiliency. In 2015, Exchange…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

USAFWS: Deliberately Strikes Night

Posted June 24, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The United States Air Force is well known as the pinnacle of air superiority.

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CAOC-N receives first weapons system upgrade in over decade

Posted June 24, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Since the 1990s, the world has seen unprecedented advances in technology. Although these advances have led to countless benefits, and a revolution in the way we live our daily lives, they have also bring with them an ever increasing array of threats.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
Commentary

From military son to military father, a tribute to military dads

Posted June 24, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In light of Father’s Day, I would like to reflect on my experiences as a military father and my experiences being a military child.

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