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First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.

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Armory: A home for weapons

Before members of the 99th Security Forces Squadron report for duty, they must receive all the weapons, munitions and any other gear they may need for the duration of their shift.

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Nellis Open House brings history to life

The Nellis Open House is scheduled to take place Nov. 8 and 9. This year there are more than 15 different aircraft scheduled to fly, spanning 71 years of aviation history.

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ADC: An undue influence to justice

In the event trouble attaches itself to an Airman; the Area Defense Counsel is available to provide confidential counsel. Whether the Airman is under investigation, facing an Article 15, letter of reprimand or other adverse actions, the ADC is available.

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Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, who was previously stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, thought his life was over, literally.


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Commanders nominate Airmen for special duties

Posted  September 13, 2013

Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will require Airmen to be nominated and vetted through an approval process beginning Oct. 1.

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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Japanese senior vice-minister of defense visits Nellis

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, shakes hands with Akinori Eto, Japanese senior vice-minister of defense, during his visit Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Eto’s visit included a mission over view of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Nellis Airman supports 455th AEW finance mission

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Staff Sgt. Margaret Prokop, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing financial management budget technician, deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and a native of Bolton, Conn., assists Airman 1st Class Eric Helgerson, 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, deployed from Andersen Air Base, Guam, and a native of Milwaukee,…

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New bone marrow clinic opens at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center took a step forward in the assistance of bone marrow treatments across the world by opening a bone marrow clinic. Of the 30,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant each year, 500 are Department of Defense members. “By establishing the program here, we…

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Airmen help kick off football season in Las Vegas

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Caroline Rulison, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, stands ready to play her part in the presentation of the American flag before the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels’ season opening football game against the University of Arizona Wildcats Sept. 7…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted  September 13, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places.  Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose.  For me, that moment didn’t happen during…

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