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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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Chaplains help build relationships

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card…

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AMMOS CSC class 15A graduates

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf (center), commander of the 159th Maintenance Squadron from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., is named the distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School Combat Support Course Class 15A at the Club at Nellis…

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926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 926th WG includes more than 1,300 reservists integrated with active duty Air Force…

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82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise…


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Pilots, CSOs may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the 2013 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said today. The purpose of the program is to retain highly-qualified aircrew members at a fraction of the cost incurred to train new rated officers, said Lt. Col. Stuart…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted…

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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

Posted  July 5, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force Predator RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator.

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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AMXS team wins intramural softball championship

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Warren Benge, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, swings the bat during the intramural softball championship game against the 57th Maintenance Squadron June 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th AMXS went undefeated in the 2013 intramural softball season. U.S. Air Force photo…

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RPA teams test skills during 432nd Wing Hunt

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 432nd Wing hosted the second Remotely Piloted Aircraft weapons competition June 23-28.

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Community Happenings – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2013

4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-in: Save the date! The 4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-In will be held  Sept. 6 at Freedom Park. Come take part in the festivities, tickets will be available for pre-sale mid-July through September. E1-E4 – $5; E5-E6 – $10; E7-E9 – $15. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 5, 2013

Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Lone female gunner aims high

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, stands next to a GAU-2 mini-gun attached to a HH-60 Pave Hawk June 20, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to her responsibilities as an aerial gunner she also briefs passengers on safety and…

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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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