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Courage amidst tragedy: Marines react, save lives

Sgt. Michael Vura and Cpl. Austin Cox, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303 helicopter mechanics, assisted in victim evacuation and casualty care following the mass casualty attack in Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 1. 

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Vegas Strong: Human Performance Team supports community

Hours after the Las Vegas tragedy, member of Creech’s Human Performance Team and Nellis Air Force Base trauma teams made themselves available to Airmen and their families.

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Airmen evacuate attendees during Las Vegas shooting

Staff Sgt. Dondre Wood and Airman 1st Class Korie Morimoto had tickets to the Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1. Little did either of them know, the events that would transpire over the next hours would lead to the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history.

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Nellis surgeons, UMC combine efforts to treat Las Vegas shooting victims

“On Oct. 1, 2017, at 10:08 p.m., I was asleep in my bed like every Sunday before that,” said Maj. Charles Chesnut, a general surgeon assigned to the 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Vegas Strong: Airmen and families support victims of shooting

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Las Vegas community was left saddened and distraught, but not broken. Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Base sprang into action to help on the domestic battlefield, doing all they could to help victims, their families and their beloved community.

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Progressive relationships

Posted  September 1, 2017

One of the greatest lessons I learned about building relationships as a chaplain candidate came from the instruction I received from a first sergeant assigned to an explosive ordnance disposal unit. The first sergeant briefed my chaplain candidate class about his unit’s accomplishments and responsibilities. One year prior, an EOD Airman was killed in action…

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When stealing is OK

Posted  September 1, 2017

My name is Col. Pat Miller, and I am a professional thief. I have been doing it for 19 years, and I’m not worried about being caught. Now you may be thinking, “how is this possible?” Thievery goes against our core values. You may even want me to be held accountable in accordance with the…

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AFwerX Vegas opens new doors to innovation

Posted  September 1, 2017

The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will once again be on the leading edge of testing, tactics, and training innovation, establishing the force’s most ambitious knowledge outreach program to date.

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Salutes & Awards

Doolittle heritage to MQ-9 firepower: 89th ATKS turns 100

Posted  September 1, 2017

The 89th ATKS is a tenant unit at Ellsworth, and operationally falls under the command of the 432nd Operations Group at Creech AFB, Nev. Activated as the 89th Aero Squadron on Aug. 19, 1917, at Kelly Field in Texas, it quickly shipped out to join American Expeditionary Forces overseas in World War I.

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Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits

Posted  September 1, 2017

U.S. Air Force graphic The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information. The Government Retirement and Benefits Platform is a web-based application that allows employees to make changes and updates to their health…

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