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43rd Annual AFAF campaign kicks off

Posted March 18, 2016 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It is that time of year again; the kick-off of the 43rd Annual Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign at Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Determined long ago, the permanent theme “Commitment to Caring” has exemplified the dedication that we as Airmen have shown over the…

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Weathers it all; another ACC win for weather flight

Posted March 18, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing weather flight received its second consecutive Air Combat Command Weather Flight of the Year award Feb. 29, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. To receive the award, a flight must submit an Air Force form 1206 with a list of team accomplishments,…

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Civilian developmental education application deadline Sunday, May 1

Posted March 18, 2016 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Civilian Airmen have until May 1 to submit applications for civilian developmental education programs to the Air Force Personnel Center. “Educational opportunities, in conjunction with experience and training, are a key component of the continuum of learning designed to deliberately develop Air Force leaders,” said Virginia Banda, AFPC CDE…

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Air Force next-generation bomber naming contest begins

Posted March 18, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — At the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the newest bomber addition to the Air Force’s long history of aircraft, the B-21. Now it’s up to you to name it. “I’m challenging and I’m calling on every Airman,” James said. “We want our…

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58th RQS trains so ‘… others may live’

Posted March 18, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum A Pararescuemen, assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is pulled out of Lake Mead, into an HH-60G Pave Hawk during water operations training at Lake Mead, March 15. Pararescue specialists are highly trained experts who perform rescues in every…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted March 18, 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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From March 18-24, Exchange shoppers can save 15 percent on first-day purchases with MILITARY STAR card

Posted March 18, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military shoppers can “think spring” with an extra discount on first-day purchases with a new MILITARY STAR card at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Shoppers who use a new card for the first time from March 18 to March 24 will receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases instead of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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57 AMXS implements new procedure; saves time, money

Posted March 11, 2016 by Airman First Class Kevin J. Tanenbaum

The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been a staple of the U.S. Air Force’s flying force since its inaugural flight on Jan. 20, 1974.

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Think again, before carrying open, concealed weapons on base

Posted March 11, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

There is a lot of misunderstanding on who can carry a weapon on base.

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Why traffic stops during reveille, retreat

Posted March 11, 2016 by John Turner

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. — As the drum roll of the national anthem began on base, my guests were puzzled when I stopped our conversation mid-sentence, turned toward the music and placed my right hand over my heart. We were outdoors. Nearby, traffic on Goddard Drive lurched to a halt. After the last note…

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