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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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Space mission continues despite restructure

Posted  April 5, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPS) — Critical Air Force missions continue from their current locations after today’s restructure of Air Force Space Command’s Space Innovation and Development Center at Schriever AFB, Colo. The SIDC restructure and realignment of subordinate organizations is part of the Air Force response to meet future challenges by balancing and…

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Parent of autistic child asks ‘why not?’

Posted  April 5, 2013

April is National Autism Awareness month NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I was truly speechless the moment after his delivery. It was within those first 60 seconds when he was placed on my chest that my world completely changed. Children define the phrase “life altering.” They bring love, panic, laughter, tears, distraction, frustration and…

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Anonymous crime tips possible with mobile app

Posted  April 5, 2013

(AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637, CRIMES, in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air Force community…

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DOD works to ensure access for special needs families

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Defense Department officials are working to standardize a program designed to help service members get care for family members with chronic health issues or special needs who otherwise might face forgoing an assignment or having to cut short a deployment because of an inability to find such care. The Exceptional Family Member…

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Air Force reservists, retirees eligible for TRICARE healthcare programs

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — TRICARE has affordable healthcare programs available for all Air Force Reserve retirees – including “gray-area retirees” and actively-participating Air Force reservists, no matter what orders they are on. Reservists who retire before age 60 are eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage while they are in the “gray area.” This is the waiting…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 5, 2013

Q. I am a TRICARE for Life beneficiary; what do I have to do with the transition to United Healthcare? A. During the transition to United Healthcare Military and Veterans, Welcome Packets were sent to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the TRICARE West Region. Included in that mailing were TRICARE for Life beneficiaries. These packets were…

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Mission focus vs. mission detractors

Posted  April 5, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Our mission to fly, fight and win in numerous environments requires intense focus … minute by minute. If we lose this focus, we risk our mission. Red Flag 13-3 just finished. During this demanding time, we all safely accomplished weapons school, advanced operational tests, Thunderbird season preparation, aggressor operations…

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Sexual assault has no place in DOD, official says

Posted  April 5, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Sexual assault has no place in the Defense Department, a senior Pentagon official said April 2 here, calling on the workforce to be part of the solution. In a keynote address kicking off Aberdeen Proving Ground’s observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, acting Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and…

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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

Courtesy Photo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, brief reporters at the Pentagon March 28. Hagel and Dempsey discussed the ongoing sequester affecting the Defense Department’s budget. WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School Class 13-C graduates 64

Posted  April 5, 2013

Sixty four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 13-C on March 28. Class 13-C’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Matthew Butler – 432nd Operations Support Squadron; Distinguished Graduates: Senior Airman Scott Molino – 57th Maintenance Squadron; Senior Airman Richard Neuharth – 57th OSS;…

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