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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…

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

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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Air Force specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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Salutes & Awards

547th Intelligence Squadron NCO receives Nellis Top III MVP Award

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Van Veldhuizen, 547th Intelligence Squadron Central Command Integrated Air Defense Systems NCO in charge, stands by a SA-8 GECKO low altitude surface-to-air missile system Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Van Veldhuizen was selected as the Nellis Top III MVP award winner for the month of October. During the month…

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Environmental element stresses recycling importance

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Recycling … one of the three continuous processes in the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ calculus, is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and are instead, turned into new products. Benefits to recycling include reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators,…

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Health & Safety

Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Annual cookie drive offers taste of home to Airmen living in dorms

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Joanna Hale, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Laguna, 99th Medical Support Squadron health services management journeyman, organize cookies and candy during the Cookie Drive Dec. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were…

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Former commander sees mission decades later

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Retired Air Force colonel Linus Upson Jr. (left) and his family gather in a hangar and receive a briefing about the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft during a tour of the base, Nov. 27. Upson, who was the base commander in 1945, brought his family to see the…

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Health & Safety

‘Knock-it-Off’ campaign implemented by safety offices

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is implementing a new plan to reduce instances where Airmen are put at risk. It is called the “Knock-it-Off” campaign. The slogan for the KIO campaign is “If it’s dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don’t risk it.” “The primary goal of the…

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Crosswinds Dining Facility hosts Annual Thanksgiving meal

Posted  December 6, 2013

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, cuts roast beef during the Thanksgiving meal at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each year senior leadership and their families serve a Thanksgiving meal to active duty military, retirees and their dependents. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larsen, 99th…

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Commentary

Develop a study plan that works well for you

Posted  December 6, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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Detached supervision breeds average performance

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up as a child, I got in trouble for getting a “C” grade for my school work and it reflected on my report card. My mother, actively involved in my childhood development, instilled an ethos: “There is an enemy called average; you are not average and an average score…

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