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99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Timothy Young

Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September 2013. The upgrades were implemented after…

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Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Posted July 11, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED. While this is not always the…

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Securing Nellis AFB flightline

Posted September 12, 2014 by 1st Lt. Julien Adams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler With redundancy in the number of entry control points on the Nellis Air Force Base flightline, the 99th Air Base Wing and the 57th Wing collaborated to close numerous ECPs in order to make the flightline more secure. The proposal to close several ECPs was…

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Seymour Johnson enhances USAF Weapons School capability

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing out of Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., recently returned home from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they were tasked with enhancing the F-15E Strike Eagle capability for the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

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Air Force risks becoming too small to succeed under sequestration

Posted February 6, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

During testimony on Capitol Hill Jan. 28, Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, stressed the negative impact sequestration will have on future Air Force capabilities, emphasizing further budget cuts will lead to low morale and declined readiness in the Air Force.

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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 4, 2012 by By Jon Hanson

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22.

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted July 6, 2012 by Released by Air Force News Service

On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., made history flying the first aircraft to use a new fuel blend derived from alcohol. “The A-10 is the first aircraft ever to fly on this fuel," said...

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Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment here Oct. 14. Yeager was serving as a test pilot and flying the experimental Bell X-1 named the, “Glamorous…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates largest class in history

Posted December 14, 2012 by Aerotech News Staff

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School will graduate its largest class in history, Saturday, Dec. 15, Class 12B, with 106 Weapons Officers stepping out as graduates of this prestigious school. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons…

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