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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted January 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted March 29, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted May 3, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Alice Diddle

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women into combat jobs by 2016

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

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High fidelity mannequins provide training realism

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Capt. (Dr.) Prentice Bowman, 99th Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician , waits to begin an advanced cardiac life support training simulation with the use of high fidelity mannequins at the Nellis Medical Simulation Center July 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ACLS training conducted…

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New AF app helps with workplace problems

Posted September 27, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Beth Anschutz

Airmen can now download an Air Force mobile application designed to help them better get at the root of workplace problems.

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Sexual assault ‘trial’ gives Airmen real life perspective

Posted November 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Joe W. McFadden

It started off as a typical Friday night for many Airmen with their wallets full of money to burn, their stomachs ready to chug the best German beers and their minds ready to explore the undefined possibilities of “hooking up.”

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EOD Counter-IED course hones leadership management proficiency

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Daniel Esselstrom, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., uses a mine detector to check for an improvised explosive device during an IED training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the two-week…

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NCOs participate in leadership classes

Posted February 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course is a class for reserve and active-duty NCOs to learn and work together in a classroom setting while fine-tuning their leadership and management skills. The course is only open to junior NCOs. “We want to focus on the midline supervisors,” said Master Sgt….

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Crosswinds beefs up for Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman Cody Christensen, 99th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares food for serving at the Crosswinds Dining Facility March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The dining facility is increasing its food production to accommodate for the influx of troops participating in…

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