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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted October 10, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Air Force recently implemented two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Sweet treats delivered to Airmen in dorms

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Devonte Robinson, 99th Medical Support Squadron (left) receives a freshly baked cookies from Master Sgt. Sharon Tyree, 99th MDSS first sergeant, during the base cookie drive on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 8. The cookies were sorted by the Nellis Spouses’…

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SecAF introduces diversity initiatives

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson, Jr.

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James kicked off Women’s History Month by speaking to attendees during the Center for a New American Security “Women and Leadership in National Security” conference in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015.   “There’s simply no country in the world as widely diverse as the U.S.” James…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted May 29, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Lightning AMU performs JSF upgrades despite full flying schedule

Posted August 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. Maintainers assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit paired with a contractor field team from Lockheed Martin starting in early May…

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The Three-Million Acre Classroom

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Weapons Instructor Course students simulated “kicking down the door” into a enemy country by air-dropping an entire brigade of troops to seize a runway, May 23.

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‘Honoring our Past – Ensuring our Future’: Tuskegee Airmen mentor Las Vegas youth

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Las Vegas youth, Tuskegee Airmen and Air Reserve Command Airmen filled the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino event room this year to listen to key note speakers and International Black Aviators Convention members...

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99th Ground Combat Training Squadron – Silver Flag Alpha

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of July 2012) The primary mission of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (GCTS) is to prepare Security Forces Airmen for combat. 99 GCTS accomplishes its mission by instructing tactical courses aimed at providing Airmen with mission specific skills to defend airbases around the globe. This mission is accomplished by placing a strong…

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Be proactive before MilPDS downtime

Posted February 1, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thinking of returning to the “real world” of civilian life or still loving the Air Force enough to give some more years? Make sure your paperwork has been updated in the Military Personnel Data System by Feb. 15 or you could be in for a big headache. Nellis’ Military…

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34th WPS participates in T.E. Phase

Posted March 29, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Identifying the landing zone . . . A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk identifies the landing zone from green smoke during the terminal employment phase, March 13, at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Departing for…

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