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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts Air Force

SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller Local

66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3

The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica D’Ambrosio Local

Las Vegas USO supports troops, families through transition

The United Service Organization of Las Vegas at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has a mission to keep service members and their families connected, not only to each other, but to available resources and organizations while shifting between the challenges associated with a military career.


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DoD

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Health & Safety

99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

Posted  December 2, 2016

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

CATM: enhancing Airmen’s combat skills

Posted  December 2, 2016

When Airmen deploy, an essential part of being able to accomplish the mission is being trained and prepared for what lies ahead.

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Events

Holiday Traditions: ‘Tis the season to connect with what’s important

Posted  December 2, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holiday season snuck up on me this year. I blinked and it was November! Thanksgiving approached quickly; Christmas and Hanukkah aren’t far behind. With this in mind, it has me reminiscing about the past, specifically holiday traditions. What are yours? One of my favorite holiday traditions happens on…

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Commentary

Just Say No! Easy answer to marijuana use question for military members

Posted  December 2, 2016

On Jan. 1, 2017, recreational use of marijuana will become legal in Nevada. Does that mean you, a military member stationed at or temporary duty to Nellis (or Creech), will be able to light up? Not so fast! Marijuana use is and will continue to be a crime under military law. The fact that Nevada…

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