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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

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

34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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Nellis observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month during Halloween 5 kilometer run

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Runners participate in a costume contest as part of the Halloween 5 kilometer run at the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The best costume was judged by how much noise and enthusiasm the audience produced when each contestant was…

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Airman uses running to better himself

Posted  November 8, 2013

“Everything in moderation,” is a saying that Master Sgt. Luke McCarthy, 99th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, lives by. That phrase applies to all decisions he makes in his life... except running.

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Sexual assault ‘trial’ gives Airmen real life perspective

Posted  November 8, 2013

It started off as a typical Friday night for many Airmen with their wallets full of money to burn, their stomachs ready to chug the best German beers and their minds ready to explore the undefined possibilities of “hooking up.”

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Total Force Service Center contact numbers change

Posted  November 8, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Telephone contact numbers for the Total Force Service Center, or TFSC, will change Nov. 15. The new numbers are commercial (210) 565-0102 and DSN 665-0102. They will replace DSN 665-5000 and DSN 847-3294. To ensure Airmen have ample time to adjust, Air Force Personnel Center officials will keep both old…

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted  November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working on the department’s longer-term budget and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here Nov. 5. In the keynote address before the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Global Security Forum,…

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Service members defend DOD networks during Cyber Flag 14-1 training

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Cyber Flag 14-1 participants analyze an exercise scenario in the Red Flag building Nov. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cyber Flag strategically focuses on exercising the command’s mission of operating and defending the Department of Defense networks across the full spectrum of operations…

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RPAs then and now: History in the making

Posted  November 8, 2013

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution Dr. Samuel Pierpont Langley’s Aerodrome No. 5 unpiloted aircraft is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The aircraft made the world’s first successful flight of an unpiloted, engine-driven, heavier-than-air craft of substantial size on May 6, 1896. LAS VEGAS — Early days: How did the remotely…

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HAWC uses Full Movement Screen tool to prevent potential injury

Posted  November 8, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If someone is driving down the road and feels the steering wheel pull to the left, it may be a flat tire, or could indicate that the vehicle needs a tire rotation. In this event, most likely someone would take the car to a mechanic to see what is going…

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Air Force Surgeon General visits Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, , and Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Lambing (middle), USAF Surgeon General’s Enlisted Corps chief, receive a briefing from Col. (Dr.) Howard Reid, 99th Medical Operations Squadron commander, on the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s emergency…

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Treating each other with dignity and respect

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo Gen. Larry O. Spencer, Air Force vice chief of staff WASHINGTON — When I was a young Airman, during the heat of an intense intramural flag football game, a fellow Airman, who was frustrated that he could not stop me from advancing the ball, yelled the “N” word out loud. I…

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