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Static Displays at Aviation Nation 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 by

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., provides close air support over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air…

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34th WPS conducts HH-60 Pave Hawk training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Richard Christensen, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, prepares for an HH-60 Pave Hawk sortie as part of the 34th Weapons School training program Oct. 25, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 34th WPS mission is to provide HH-60 Pave Hawk instructional flying…

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AF officials eliminate civilian skill code requirements

Posted November 2, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — Air Force officials have rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the…

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Nellis releases more on Aviation Nation Open House schedule

Posted October 26, 2012 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Aviation Nation schedule for Nov. 10 and 11 has been released. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and national anthem at 10:30 a.m. Flying acts will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the following order: Korean Conflict reenactment with with an…

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Nellis Energy Team challenges Airmen to save during Energy Action Month

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Energy team is promoting energy conservation during Energy Action Month by challenging Airmen to save energy. Since October is Energy Action Month, it’s a time for everyone to think about the importance of energy in their daily lives. The Nellis Energy team members here have been working…

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted October 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and in many instances must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical,…

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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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In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Lawrence Crespo

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials have announced. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service members can start…

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Retroactive Stop Loss application deadline nears

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The program benefits retired and former Air Force members who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond their enlistment period or their approved retirement or separation date. The inclusive periods are…

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