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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…


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If it isn’t you, it could be your neighbor

Posted  April 19, 2013

WESTOVER AFB, Mass. — “Hey sexy … you single?” I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. During the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times. It wasn’t just me he had…

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SecAF discusses $114.1 billion budget proposal

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. AshSecretary of the Air Force Michael Donley gives his opening statement during a hearing with the House Armed Services Committee, April 12 in Washington, D.C. Both Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III were on Capitol Hill to discuss the Air Force’s fiscal…

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Laboratory professionals get results

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Ehrnschwender, 99th Medical Support Squadron NCO in charge of microbiology, isolates colonies of bacteria for identification purposes April 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. April 22-26 is Medical Laboratory Professional’s Week. Since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes, few people…

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Do your part, protect PII

Posted  April 19, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Every Airman is responsible for the proper handling and protection of Personally Identifiable Information. Regulations for proper management of PII by Air Force service members can be found in Air Force Instruction 33-332, Disclosing Records to Third Parties. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Terrorists,…

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Thunderbirds announce 2014 officer selections

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2014 demonstration season. Lt. Col. Matthew Bradley, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron director of operations from Tyndall AFB, Fla., will become Thunderbird No….

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture

Posted  April 19, 2013

With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign.

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted  April 19, 2013

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Life Support keeps aircrew at ease

Posted  April 19, 2013

  Senior Airman Brett Schindler, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment journeyman, sanitizes an oxygen mask April 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Life support maintains various flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks and survival kits.     Airman Alexander Petriuc, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment apprentice,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 19, 2013

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Community Happenings – April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2013

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Melissa Marie Boyes, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Joseph 0. Bothwell, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., at (702)653-2450. HAWC relocation: The health and wellness center…

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