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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…


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Health & Safety

Summer driving: make it safe driving

Posted  June 6, 2014

Every year parents have to bury their children, wives become widows and families are devastated because of vehicle accidents on Nevada’s roadways.

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Keeping workplace relations appropriate is crucial to overall Airman wellness, readiness

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Anyone can become a victim of a sexual assault or an unwanted advance. If an individual does not feel comfortable in their workplace because of an assault or unwanted advance, they may become distracted from effectively completing their mission. If you are the recipient…

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Commission seeks service members’ compensation preferences

Posted  June 6, 2014

WASHINGTON — The commission tasked by President Barack Obama and Congress to modernize military compensation and benefits programs is seeking input from service members on their preferences. Alphonso Maldon Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, said understanding service members’ compensation preferences is central to the commission’s effort to craft modernization recommendations. “Our primary…

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Permissive TDY allowed for voluntary force management separation

Posted  June 6, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive TDY. Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under force management program and may be eligible for (permissive) TDY according…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 6, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21, or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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Community Happenings – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Airmen participate in USAFWS integration exercise

Posted  June 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Jeremy Hogan, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolman and Master Sgt. Michael Wobser, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department assistant chief of operations, discuss an exercise scenario May 30 at Nellis Air Force Base. The exercise provided Airman the opportunity to get critical training for…

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Airmen empowered to be innovative

Posted  May 30, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A letter sent to Airmen across the Air Force last week from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer, Airmen were empowered to not only think outside of the box, but to share their innovative ideas with their leadership. “Last year, in…

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Know it when it counts

Posted  May 30, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to…

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What I learned from amputees: it wasn’t what I expected

Posted  May 30, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores — A number of years ago, I had the privilege to serve as a chaplain in a training program at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, formerly known as Brooke General Hospital. The program included rotations through a number of different sections on the medical campus. I served two rotations at the Center for…

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