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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

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34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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CDC provides ‘affordable, available, high-quality care’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Men and women throughout the U.S. Air Force have enough on their plates without having to worry about finding adequate child care for their young ones.

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AFOQT scores updated as Air Force implements new test, form

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief, all Form…

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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Food services Airmen satisfy appetites

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle 99th Force Support Squadron food services Airmen prepare meals to be served during lunch and dinner hours at the Crosswinds Inn Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. The Crosswinds Inn DFAC is one of two DFACs located on Nellis AFB.  …

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 15, 2015

Q: How do I check the status of my referral or authorization? A: Call your regional contractor or visit your regional contractor’s website (see below).  Make sure to check the number of visits and expiration date for each referral. • North Region: Health Net Federal Services • South Region: Humana Military Healthcare Services • West…

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Community Happenings – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE:  Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Swaney, 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Maj (select) James Humphrey, james.humphrey.1@us.af.mil, or 702-652-4567. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: It is important that we recognize May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month…

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Bringing Heat: 6th CTS simulation facility keeps JTACs sharp

Posted  May 8, 2015

The proliferation of close air support applications in modern conflict has kept Air Force joint terminal attack controllers rather busy in recent years.

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Obama nominates new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Posted  May 8, 2015

President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Marine Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the nineteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Air Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman May 5.

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Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Posted  May 8, 2015

81st Medical Operations Squadron, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the health concerns associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Many stories about heavy…

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May is Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 8, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month. On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each year…

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