Featured Headlines

afrl-robot2 Technology

Robotic arm tool poised to save costly inspection time

A common problem for aircraft maintainers may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to an Air Force Research Laboratory advanced inspection robotics research effort.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Air Force

F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Salutes & Awards

Danger zone: Weapons Airman awarded Bronze star

Master Sgt. Christopher Boscoe, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 weapons section chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal here Feb. 3.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors — she’s currently grey — and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Air Force

Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Local

Exchange doubles gas savings Oct. 9-11 for MILITARY STAR® cardholders

Posted  October 9, 2015

DALLAS — To celebrate the launch of the MILITARY STAR® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR® cardholders. From Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR® card at AAFES gas stations will receive 10 cents off…

Full Story »

Sports
Sports

Airmen ‘hoop it up’ at Warrior Fitness Center

Posted  October 9, 2015

Nellis community members play basketball at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The WFC provides three indoor basketball courts for Airmen and their families to use. Other areas available for use include an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, free weight areas, cardio machines, and indoor/outdoor running tracks.

Full Story »

DT6
Local

Airfield systems techs keep air traffic, ground controllers connected

Posted  October 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman James Vrtis, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, talks to an air traffic controller at the ATC tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6. Airfield systems specialists work closely with air traffic controllers to ensure they always have a clear…

Full Story »

doctor
Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 9, 2015

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

Full Story »

Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair: Please join us at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Desert Oasis. The guest speaker will be…

Full Story »