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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Crosswinds Dining Facility prepares for Thanksgiving meal

Posted November 27, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Jones, 99th Force Support Squadron store room clerk, stocks food at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The food being stocked will be used for the Thanksgiving Day meal being held on Nov. 28. NELLIS AIR…

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Adopt-A-Family program set to aid military families

Posted November 27, 2013 by Master Sgt. Eric Bennett

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants’ Counsel is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2013 holiday season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Tyndall Gate renamed to honor fallen Security Forces Airman

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Senior Airman David Greenwood, 99th Security Forces member, shakes hands with Christine Spaulding, mother of Tech. Sgt. Wesley Simons, during a dedication ceremony at the Tyndall Gate Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Tyndall Gate was renamed Simons Gate in honor of…

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99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6. Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march…

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99th ABW leaders visit Tule Springs fossil beds

Posted November 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander (right), and Chief Master. Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief (center), survey fossil beds excavated by paleontologists in the 1960s during a tour of Tule Springs, Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. The fossil beds are…

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Annual Perioperative Nurse Week celebrates dedication to patient safety

Posted November 22, 2013 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Perioperative nurses were recognized for their important role and commitment to safe patient care during the annual Perioperative Nurse Week here, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. The Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center Operating Room consists of nine active duty service member nurses and four contract nurses who provide perioperative care…

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24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises

Posted November 22, 2013 by 1st Lt. Rachel Akerlund and 2nd Lt. Meredith Hein

The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands.

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E-3 Sentry AWACS aircrew orchestrates Green Flag-West battle space

Posted November 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Capt. Robert Winston, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer, participates in a Green Flag-West exercise on an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft Nov. 5 in support of ground training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Green Flag-West is a Close Air Support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Warfare Center…

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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted November 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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