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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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Dempsey gives hints on priorities for future

Posted  October 4, 2013

In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hasn’t blinked when facing challenges that would make some men quit

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Military must slow growth for military pay, health care

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deanie, spent an hour answering question…

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From bolts to aircraft engines, 99th LRS moves cargo

Posted  October 4, 2013

Airmen who work with outbound cargo conduct an in-checking process to ensure cargo is properly prepared. In-checking consists of packing, processing, and moving cargo.

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — On Oct. 1, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS, we will…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Q. How do I report the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor? A: You have three options when reporting the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor. First, you can take a copy of the death certificate to the nearest uniformed services ID card-issuing facility. Second you can mail a copy,…

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Community Happenings – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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. The Nellis ID Card/DEERS office up and running: The Nellis ID Card/DEERS office is now up…

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AMXS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  October 1, 2013

  Staff Sgt. Kelly Sifers, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons team chief, enters data into the Core Automated Maintenance System at the Viper aircraft maintenance unit Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sifers was presented the Diamond Sharp award for September for her exceptional job performance and her volunteer work in the community,…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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