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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Waist measurement failures non-factor for most Airmen

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie The waist measurement portion of the fitness assessment is the second least reason for failure among Airmen. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent comments on social media sites show there’s a rumor among Airmen that the abdominal circumference component of the Fitness Assessment is where the largest majority of…

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several…

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AF looks to collaborate with public

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Air Force is seeking input from the public to help solve three real-world, unclassified projects. Known as “The Air Force Collaboratory,” the Air Force’s newest STEM initiative goes live Thursday on www.airforce.com/collaboratory. The educational online platform will offer the…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical;…

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Airman slowly kills himself by smoking

Posted  August 2, 2013

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting — again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before achieving…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said July 30. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid…

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USA Basketball recognizes Airmen during game

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Senior Airman Nathaniel Mills, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, performs a windmill dunk during a time out during the third quarter of the USA Blue vs. White Basketball game at the Thomas and Mack Center July 25 in Las Vegas. Mills was asked to dunk during…

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Community Happenings – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 9, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Every Friday through Sept. 27: The Nellis Education Office and Disposition Services will be closed as a…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 9, 2013

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor or supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, you can see a doctor or supplier but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor or supplier Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you…

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Adaptive Sports Camp promotes teamwork, healing

Posted  August 9, 2013

Wounded warriors from around the country met at the Warrior Fitness Center here July 29 - Aug. 2 for the re-vamped Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp featuring a variety of physical activities aimed at promoting healing and camaraderie.

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