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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…

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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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AF wounded warrior trials in full swing at Nellis

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2015 Air Force Trials are underway after an opening ceremony to welcome the warriors here, Feb. 27. This year marks the second occurrence of the Air Force Trials, both taking place at Nellis Air Force Base. The trials are intended to promote the health and wellness of seriously…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out…

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99th FSS leads charge during wounded warrior trials

Posted  March 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron transformed the Warrior Fitness Center’s facilities for the second consecutive year into a bustling adaptive sports competition for roughly 100 wounded warriors known as the 2015 Air Force Trials, which took place here Feb. 27 through March 5. “The amount of support we get…

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57th WG announces annual award winners

Posted  March 6, 2015

  Winners of the 57th Wing annual awards sing the Air Force song during the awards banquet at the Alliante Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas Feb. 28. Award winners for 2014 are: Airman, Airman 1st Class Tobias Woodard, 57th Wing Staff; Noncommissioned Officer, Tech. Sgt. Jake Kearney, 57th Adversary Tactics Group; Senior Noncommissioned Officer,…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted  March 6, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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AMSC Class 15A Graduates:

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its tenth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 27. Course graduates, who come from various maintenance and munitions units across the Air Force, will go back to their bases to produce, mentor and…

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Women’s History Month: Remembering the past, looking toward the future

Posted  March 6, 2015

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During the 1900s, answering phone calls, maintaining records and providing minor health care were some of few roles women who served in the military were permitted to fill. Jobs left open because men left for war, gave women the opportunity to step up and volunteer on the…

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ACC commander unveils priorities

Posted  March 6, 2015

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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Thunderbirds prepare for ACC commander

Posted  March 6, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform a demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2. The Thunderbirds Showline consists of 24 professionals in various aircraft maintenance specialties. They are selected before each demonstration season based on their job proficiency, dedication to…

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Wounded Warriors rally for Air Force Trials

Posted  March 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Staff Sgt. August O’Niell salutes Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, Air Force Personnel Center commander, after presenting her with an Air Force Wounded Warrior flag during the opening cermony of the 2015 Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. Care Beyond Duty is…

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