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First Sergeants keep Airmen mission ready

Posted June 4, 2018 by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

Recognized by the diamond on their sleeves, first sergeants are vital members of every squadron across our Air Force because they keep the Airmen mission ready.

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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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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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VASNHS perioperative nurses earn TrueNorth Award

Posted March 9, 2018 by John Archiquette

VASHNHS photograph VASNHS perioperative nurses were recognized for their commitment to excellence as they were selected from more than 11,300 facilities nationwide as the 2018 recipients of the Competency & Credentialing Institute’s TrueNorth Award. VASNHS is the only VA facility that has ever received this honor. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev.–The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Southern…

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USAFWS congratulates WIC Class 15B graduates

Posted January 8, 2016 by

8th Weapons Squadron (ABM) Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Capt. Joseph S. Buckman-Ellis Capt. Joseph G. Butler Capt. Matthew B. Chapman Capt. Michael A. Ellsworth Capt. Christopher S. Huchingson (EC-130) Capt. Thomas B. Draper Capt. Blake S. Harness (RC-135) Capt. Shain L. Bestick 14th WPS (AC-130) Hurlburt Field, Florida Capt. Sarah K. Gagnon Capt. Philip N….

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2017 nominations sought for 12 OAY Award

Posted February 13, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, NCO and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category) to the Air Force OAY selection board, which will select…

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99th LRS Cargo Movement wins Air Force-level award

Posted April 22, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Andrew Carnegie once stated, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”

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A legacy of valor: 489th ATKS achieves centennial

Posted August 16, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The 489th Attack Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., has played an important part of airpower and reached its centennial anniversary on Aug. 13, 2017, despite multiple duties and designations.

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Breaking barriers through opportunities

Posted April 14, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Hers is a résumé full of incredible accomplishments, not including breaking the barrier of being the first female fighter pilot.

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Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Posted October 5, 2018 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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