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Events

Thunderbirds show season to resume at JBLE

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, has authorized the resumption of Thunderbird performances starting at Air Power over Hampton Roads at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 19-20, 2018. Holmes made this determination based on recommendations of leadership from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, 57th Wing and U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Posted May 18, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

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Commentary

Blended retirement system problem — You could lose matching contributions

Posted May 18, 2018 by Capt. Matthew

If you’re in the blended retirement system and are fortunate to max out, or nearly max out, your yearly contribution to your thrift savings plan, listen up! The matching contributions are not as straightforward as they seem. The current yearly maximum in 2018 you can contribute to your TSP is $18,500. DOD will match contributions…

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Commentary

High-touch leadership

Posted May 18, 2018 by Lt. Col. Chris Carnduff

Technology has revolutionized our lives and the Air Force. Our high-tech culture and military are capable of unprecedented effectiveness and agility due to the speed of communication. In many facets of our personal and professional lives, technology gives us the ability to communicate rapidly and accomplish a variety of tasks with minimal personal interaction. However,…

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Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

Posted May 18, 2018 by Shireen Bedi

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

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Local

Cupcake Wars

Posted May 18, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Staff Sgt. Lauren Coley and Airman 1st Class Ashley Juengling, 99th Medical Group medical logisticians, prepare their cupcake display for the judges during the Cupcake Wars event May 2, 2018 held at the Crosswinds Dining Facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Contestants were instructed to create…

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Local

Las Vegas native, mine hunter, serves with the U.S. Navy half a world away

Posted May 18, 2018 by PO1 Robert Zahn

Courtesy photo A Las Vegas native and 2014 Desert Oasis High School graduate is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the forward-deployed mine countermeasures ship, USS Pioneer. Petty Officer 2nd Class Shaun Lao is a mineman aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, operating out of Sasebo, Japan. The ship routinely deploys…

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Health & Safety

May is better hearing, speech month at VA

Posted May 18, 2018 by John Archiquette

Courtesy photo Daniel Ford served as a helicopter crew chief for 15 of his 22 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Between the noises from the engine, the weapons and the rotary blades, the Vietnam veteran experienced dangerous levels of sound daily. Of all the dangers he encountered while on duty, hearing loss was the…

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Events

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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Local

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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