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Exchange makes U.S. Veterans Magazine’s 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list

Posted September 23, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — U.S. Veterans Magazine has bestowed one of its highest honors on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service — a spot on its 2016 ‘Best of the Best’ list, recognizing employers, government agencies and educational institutions that support employment and business opportunities for veterans and spouses. This year, the Exchange earned placement in…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
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Creech improves resiliency, care for spouses

Posted November 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

Families of Airmen were recently honored for their sacrifices and contributions to the mission with a special event here Oct. 24.

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Annual award winners

Posted February 3, 2017 by

99th Air Base Wing Civilian Category I: Carmel Fauni, 99th Medical Group Civilian Category II: Robert Tello, 99th Mission Support Group Civilian Category III: Honolito Directo, 99th MSG Civilian Category IV: John Thompson, 99th MSG Field Grade Officer: Lt. Col. Paul Fredin, 99th MSG Company Grade Officer: Capt. Brittany Hicks, 799th Air Base Group First…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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Everybody loves Ramos

Posted April 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What is it to be a hero? When hearing this word one probably automatically associates it with ‘super’ in front of it or pictures a caped crusader. One tends to lose sight that there are real-life heroes performing brave acts every day, but what defines what it really means to be a hero?

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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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ALS honors Class 15-G graduates

Posted November 6, 2015 by Staff Reports

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-five Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 15-G here Oct. 30. Twelve members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Ryan R. Ellsworth, 99th Medical Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. This award…

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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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
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99th SFS captures Air Force level award again

Posted April 15, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the second time in three years, the 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nellis AFB has been recognized with the Air Force Outstanding Large Security Forces Unit Award. Previously in 2013, and once again in 2015.

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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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vU.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

Posted November 13, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S.Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand.

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