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Air Force announces staff sergeant test dates

Posted March 24, 2012 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The 2012 Weighted Airman Promotion System testing for the 12E5 Staff Sergeant Promotion cycle begins May 1 to June 15, 2012. The latest edition of the Professional Development Guide (PDG) hard copy was shipped Nov. 2011 and is ready for pick up from unit WAPS monitors. Unit WAPS monitors can verify…

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Weapons School Mission Employment phase continues

Posted June 8, 2012 by anradmin

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the United States Air Force Weapons School continues its Mission Employment phase. Ninety aircraft from both the Air Force and Navy are participating in the two-week-long event, held on the Nevada Test and Training Range; 90 students from 23…

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen today. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, AFPC retirements and separations chief, who explained that…

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414th Combat Training Squadron “Red Flag”

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of February 2012) Red Flag, a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is coordinated at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is one of a series of advanced…

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AF implements voluntary FY13 force management programs

Posted February 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — The Air Force will implement several voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs for fiscal year 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. Announced in the January release of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2013, the authorized active duty Air Force end-strength is 329,460; a reduction of 3,340 authorized personnel…

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Lightning strikes through the clear skies of Nellis

Posted April 12, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A will be integrated into advanced training programs such as the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag…

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Security Forces defend the base

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the wing is protected at all times through the use of modern technology and vigilance.

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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

Posted July 5, 2013 by

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force Predator RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator.

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Dodging stressors, building resiliency

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. N.B.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Col. James Cluff (center), 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, give high fives to Airmen participating in the wing’s kickoff dodge ball tournament as part of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day, Aug. 9. LAS VEGAS,…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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