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AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Air Force

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Sports

823rd MXS sets spike to win

After battling through an eight-week volleyball season and outlasting 15 other teams, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron defeated the 99th Medical Group to claim the 2014 Intramural Volleyball Championship title at the Warrior Fitness Center here Sept. 12.


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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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57th Wing earns 11th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the eleventh time in its history and for the fifth consecutive two-year period, Air Force officials validated the 57th Wing as among the very best as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Members of the 57th Wing…

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Airman educates children on Native American culture

Posted  December 6, 2013

Airman 1st Class Emalee Dalrymple, 57th Wing knowledge operator, shows children mink attached to her braids, at the base Youth Center, Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dalrymple is the tribe princess from the Ma Chis (pronounced Mashash) lower Creek tribe from Southeast Alabama. Dalrymple shared her roots with the youth in celebration…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 12, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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DOD, TSA partner to provide military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports

Posted  December 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as reservists and National Guard members are eligible for expedited Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, screening beginning Dec. 20. As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one size fits all security approach and provide more of the traveling…

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Community Happenings – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Essentials of Credit: Using Credit Wisely: Dec. 13, Jan. 14, March 11, May 13, Jul. 8,…

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Security Forces challenge Airmen’s physical, mental abilities

Posted  December 13, 2013

A recent endurance course consisting of seven stations tested Nellis teams both mentally and physically.

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AF appoints new space deputy

Posted  December 13, 2013

A new Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space was appointed Nov. 18 to lead the way in innovation in Space.

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New year is perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted  December 13, 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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