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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Air Force

Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Air Force

AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Most Honorable Son

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Air Force

Creech Airmen honor their military kids

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Air Force

Airman fights toward dream

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Justin Krantz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., aspires to be on the U.S. Air Force boxing team. Krantz has gone to numerous tournaments and participated in about 50 amateur fights. He was the 2014 Texas…


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Posted  September 13, 2013

  Q.  My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Air National guardsmen assist in fire fighting efforts

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ed Drew California Air National guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing perform precision water bucket drops Aug. 26 in support of the Rim Fire suppression operation at Tuolumne County near Yosemite, Calif. The fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 4. The fire has burned more than…

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Nellis to host 27th annual POW/MIA ceremony

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Freedom Park here will be the location for this year’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20. The aim of the event, which is held on the third Friday of every September, is to honor former and current American prisoners of war and remember service members still missing in…

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Hunted: Desert evasion with SERE

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Bret Cove (left) and Capt. Kyle Wamser (right), 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots, establish coordinates on a map during a survival, evasion, resistance, escape familiarization training Aug. 23 at Area 2, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training educates Airmen who have been…

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Get along lil’ doggie: PA rides on with CAF day

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Being in the military can often bring on unique stressors that may cause challenges in the way we do our job, how we interact with our family and friends, and how we cope with the stress ourselves. Thankfully, the Air Force understands this and has implemented a day for Airmen…

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Building resilience through Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Airmen in the U.S. Air Force may find obstacles and challenges in their path when conducting day-to-day operations, supporting a deployment tasking or dealing with family issues. These challenges can often result in stress that may hinder Airmen’s performance in their work and in their personal life. In 2010, the…

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Airmen can showcase their talent during upcoming competition

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — If you have talent and want to show it off, Air Force Personnel Center Services has an opportunity for you. The Air Force “U Got Talent” program features base-level competitions held around the world in September and October. Competitions are open to all active duty members, their spouses and…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal year 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or following Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members who…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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