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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Operation Swift Savior exercise tests Airmen, local partners

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group is set to conduct a Federal Coordination Center Exercise with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs called Operation Swift Savior Sept. 19. The exercise is a first of its kind in southern Nevada, testing Airmen, contractors and civilians in their response to and execution of a…

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Top III sponsors 9/11 Old Glory Challenge

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Members of the German air force carry the American flag during the 9/11 Old Glory Challenge Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. German air force members are at Nellis AFB participating in Green Flag-West 13-10. This German air force team ran with the American…

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Welsh champions communication, airpower in Air Force update

Posted  September 19, 2013

The Air Force chief of staff discussed airpower and the service’s warfighting capabilities across its core missions at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17.

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Community Happenings – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 20, 2013

  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Nellis hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 20, 2013

Senior leaders from the 99th Air Base Wing hosted the annual Retiree Appreciation Day located at the Thunderbird Hangar Sept. 14.

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Acting SecAF highlights innovation in ‘State of the Force’ address

Posted  September 20, 2013

In his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning touted innovation as the fabric of the service’s past and future.

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Nominations accepted for Flemming award

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 65th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations…

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Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 30 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to…

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Some Airmen may be entitled to additional SRB money

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen who retrained into a career field with a selective reenlistment bonus may be eligible for additional bonus money, even if they are now separated or retired from the Air Force. Air Force officials are reviewing records of Airmen who over the past several years may have been…

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