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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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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

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

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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Nellis squadrons stand ready despite sequestration setbacks

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, 99th Security Forces Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron are determined to provide quality support despite civilian furlough and sequestration setbacks, but request patience during this challenging time. Sequestration has had a far reaching impact across the Department of Defense, from manning issues to unit budget…

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Hagel Announces Reduction in Civilian Furlough Days

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6. Here is the complete text…

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Salutes & Awards

Creech celebrates newest SNCOs

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S. 432nd Wing and 799th Air Base Group senior noncommissioned officer inductees stand in formation prior to the SNCO medallion ceremony Aug. 2. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., commanders and chief master sergeants presented the 34 inductees with medallions to congratulate them for achieving the rank of master…

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More than 300 Nellis staff sergeant selects announced

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 11,212 of 34,078 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 32.9 percent that was released at 8 a.m., CST, Aug. 1. The average score for those selected was 291.07. Selectees’ average time in grade was 1.98 years and time in…

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Actor Dean Cain visits Nellis

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Actor Dean Cain shakes hands with Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit Aug. 2. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cain learned about the various capabilities of the F-22 Raptor and the various jobs Airmen perform to keep the aircraft…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Students enrolled in Senior NCO Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Air Force upgrades official website

Posted  August 9, 2013

The official website of the U.S. Air Force took a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today’s Internet user.

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Commentary

United States defined by its actions

Posted  August 9, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — In July of 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. America had asserted its rights and beliefs, and it was no accident that the Battle of Long Island, N.Y., came immediately on its heels in August. This “first” battle in which an army of the “United States” engaged was to be…

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Airmen, families attend National Night Out

Posted  August 9, 2013

Nellis community members come together to enjoy family events at the Community Center where the 2013 Nellis National Night Out was held Aug 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis’ National Night Out had demonstrations from the 99th SFS Airmen, 99th Force Support Squadron’s Fire Department and Las Vegas Metro Police Department which included…

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