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Out of the shadows: ACMS Airmen provide the missing link

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

Preparing to support remotely piloted aircraft operations is no easy task. Still, Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing recently spent time showing leadership exactly what it takes to provide RPA intellegence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support 24/7, 365 days a year.

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210th RQS brings CSAR to desert for Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Senior Airman Jake Carter 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, Alaska is usually blanketed in snow and has temperatures so low that you will want to wear an extra pair of socks. Usually you will see evergreen that are still full of life, the occasional moose or elk walking down the road and can usually…

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Alaska ANG feels the heat at Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 19, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Airman 1st Class David Hayes, 210th Rescue Squadron member, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, looks out the side of an HH-60 helicopter before taking off during Red Flag 16-1 Feb. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Being from Alaska, the 210th RQS participates in Red Flag…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted February 19, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

Q.  What’s a transitional survivor?   A.  Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies.  During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted February 19, 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. Chapel vacancy: Protestant Children’s Ministry Coordinator: This Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund Non-Personal Service Contract is available for bid Feb. 16-29, 2016.  This contractor coordinates all children’s ministry for Protestant chapel programs for Nellis. The…

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Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted February 12, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12, with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment. Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron where the mission is…

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Commentary

Staying true to the new you

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there’s never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine…

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My oath of enlistment

Posted February 12, 2016 by Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes

McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. — I have been asked many times throughout my career why I joined the military. I typically answer, “For fortune and glory, isn’t that why everyone joined?” My response usually gets a little chuckle, which lasts long enough for me to change the subject. I change the subject because I…

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57th OSS weather plays crucial role during Red Flag

Posted February 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Atmospheric weather conditions vary every day due to changes in heat, wind and moisture. Weather is constantly changing and is not something that can be controlled.

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