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USAFWS WIC Class 16B Graduates

Posted January 20, 2017 by tomlear

July 11-Dec. 17, 2016 8th Weapons Squadron (ABM), Nellis AFB, Nevada Capt. Nicholas G. Detloff (ACC) Capt. Gregory A. Gerrard (ACC) Capt. Erik M. Grimes ACC) Capt. John J. Manthe (PACAF) * Capt. Steven E. Verbarendse (ACC) (EC-130) (RC-135) Capt. Christopher R. Kean (ACC) Capt. Timothy C. Williams (ACC) 14th WPS (AC-130), Hurlburt Field, Fla….

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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Choi Story: A life of her own

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Capt. Min Choi, 99th Inpatient Operation Squadron clinical nurse in the critical care unit, poses in front of the critical care unit sign at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. Critical care nursing is a complex and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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757th AMXS OIC challenges the status quo

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

Everyday, Palm Springs, California native Madison Gilbert is a woman of faith. A true believer in the importance of Comprehensive Airman Fitness — the Spiritual, Mental, Social and Physical pillars — her first line of business to start the day is to imagine what the day will entail as she privately prays for her unit.

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Everybody loves Ramos

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Edward Ramos, United States Air Force Weapons School command section administrator, poses in front of the USAFWS at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 4. Ramos assisted four passengers who were in a car wreck on March 25. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — What is it to be…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted December 16, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Julius Farrar’s words begin to fill the auditorium and a hush engulfs the crowd that looks upon him as they listen with reverence. Respect is apparent just by gazing around at the Airmen who now hang on Farrar’s every sentence.

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Nominees sought for 2017 Joan Orr AF Spouse of the Year Award

Posted December 2, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center is currently accepting nominations for the Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The nominee’s spouse must be an active duty Air Force, Air National…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia
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USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

Posted October 21, 2016 by Susan Garcia

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
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On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

Posted October 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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EOD flight pays tribute to fallen Airman

Posted October 7, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

On Sept. 21, 2010, in an effort to provide cover for fellow Airmen, Senior Airman Michael J. Buras was killed in action by an improvised explosive device while deployed at Operating Location Bravo, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

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26th WPS members named AFA Gen. John P. Jumper award winners

Posted September 23, 2016 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Two U.S. Air Force Weapons School Airmen assigned to the 26th Weapons Squadron were recently named the Air Force Association Gen. John P. Jumper Award winners in the remotely piloted aircraft crew sensor operator and pilot categories. Tech. Sgt. Tyler and Maj. Ryan of the 26th WPS were recognized…

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