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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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Service members, civilians, spouses can take 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey began Air Force wide April 5. The CAS will be administered to randomly selected active-duty service members and their spouses; reservists and their spouses; civilian employees and, for the first time since the survey started in 1998-1999, guardsmen and their spouses. The…

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Health & Safety

Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE Prime beneficiaries

Posted  April 12, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference, which comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Stressed parents get help with new program

Posted  April 12, 2013

With April designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Defense Department is highlighting its commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect among military families, especially through the Family Advocacy Program, and providing those who need it with counseling.

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Military children express sacrifices through art, writing

Posted  April 12, 2013

Life through the eyes of military children through their paintings, drawings and writings was on public display at the Education Department in Washington, D.C., April 4 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.

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Community Happenings – April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2013

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Melissa Marie Boyes, 99th Medical Support Squadron, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Joseph 0. Bothwell, 99th MDS, at (702) 653-2450. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share…

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Salutes & Awards

99th LRS wins prestigious Daedalian Award

Posted  April 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Michael Charles Airman 1st Class Lester Villarin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance specialist, charges the air-conditioner on a 16-passenger vehicle April 4 at the 99th LRS Maintenance Hangar. Maintaining the air-conditioners in the vehicles is important during the hot summers in Las Vegas. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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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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