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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Local

606th ACS takes control of skies over Red Flag

When pilots fly over the massive Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas during Red Flag exercises, they always have to be in contact with one another to make key decisions which will determine who will be the day’s victors and losers.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III Local

Maintaining success through Total Force Integration at Red Flag 16-1

It is a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly, but that challenge is multiplied here at Red Flag 16-1. Hundreds of maintainers from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.

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

Maintaining the mission: Ground equipment Airmen ensure RPA success

With the rising need for remotely piloted airpower, Airmen work around the clock at both Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, and abroad to bring the fight from the air.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell Local

Creech chaplains keep Airmen resilient

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—With every Airman having a different faith, each has something unique to add to the mission. Among these different backgrounds, the freedom of religion is a right guaranteed by the First Amendment, supported and defended by the Air Force Chaplain Corps. At Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, each member of the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Health & Safety

Safety first, when encountering wildlife

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing Safety Office’s Bird and Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard program has taken steps to decrease the likelihood of having wildlife on or around the flightline, but the program needs the help of base individuals to succeed. For 57th Wing Safety, the priority is to maintain safety on…

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Quarterly load crew competition blasts into ‘16

Posted  January 15, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan C. Byrnes Senior Airman John Luke Wright (left), Staff Sgt. Eric McClendon (middle) and Senior Airman Kelly Sifers (right), all weapons technician specialists from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, pick up a munition during a weapons load competition at Nellis Air Force…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 15, 2016

Proof of minimum essential coverage for tax year 2015 • The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will report your health care coverage to the IRS • You will get IRS Form 1095 which documents minimum essential coverage for you and your family members • You can opt to get the form electronically by using…

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IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

Posted  January 15, 2016

WASHINGTON — All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. “This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  January 15, 2016

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of SrA Jacob A. Varner, assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Daniel H. Vargas, 757th AMXS, Nellis AFB, at 702-652-5040, DSN 682-5040, or by email at daniel.vargas.4@us.af.mil.  …

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Nellis, Creech Airmen soar during Las Vegas Bowl pre-game ceremony

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nev., hold up the American Flag during the national anthem before the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Dec. 19, 2015. Approximately 200 Airmen volunteered to hold the flag for the pre-game…

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