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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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SecAF: Future force in ready, capable hands

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske The Honorable Deborah L. James, Secretary of the Air Force, renders a salute during pass and review at the basic military training graduation Jan. 31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. During her visit, James toured dormitory facilities and visited with officials at the 24th Air Force Headquarters before…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — Air Force Personnel officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen in the field and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions – on…

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Nellis hosts 2014 military soccer tournament

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Sean Cuevas, number 20 and Nellis Air Force Base soccer team mid-fielder, dribbles around Edwards AFB defenders Feb. 15 at the soccer field behind the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the 2014 Nellis Cup Military Soccer Tournament, two games were played per…

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820th RED HORSE hosts Life of a Warrior challenge

Posted  February 21, 2014

The 820th RED HORSE Life of a Warrior challenge was held in Area 2 Feb. 13 at Nellis

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 21, 2014

Q.“My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?” A. You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact your regional contractor….

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Community Happenings – February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Two F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, park on the Nellis AFB, Nev., flightline as the sun sets Feb.10. More than 3,200 service members and 125 aircraft from joint U.S. and allied combat forces from around the world are…

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