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Nellis Airman garners 2013 Sijan Award

Courtesy photograph Senior Master Sgt. David DeLoney, 820th RED HORSE readiness and emergency management superintendent, poses for a photo at an undisclosed location. DeLoney earned the 2013 U.S. Air Force Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award for his accomplishments to include scope of responsibility, professional leadership, and community involvement. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior Master Sgt….

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Military children receive support during hardships

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Tech. Sgt. Mike Hodges, 99th Medical Operations Squadron respiratory therapy technician, holds a horse while Anders Steinhiser, Lomie G. Heard Elementary School 1st grade student, reaches to pet it April 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The horses were brought out to support the…

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Remembering 57th Fighter Group’s Palm Sunday Goose Shoot

April 18 marks an important day in the history of the 57th Wing and the U.S. Air Force.

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66th Rescue Squadron Airman selected for Invictus Games

Life isn’t over, life has just begun. A Nellis Airman was selected to participate in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games in London this fall.

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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…


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Health & Safety

TRICARE travel tips: keeping you covered

Posted  June 15, 2012

TRIWEST — When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS Updated:  No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is…

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Roundabout ready and waiting

Posted  June 15, 2012

A pedestrian and several cars pass through the recently-opened roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base June 13, 2012. The new roundabout will...

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A reminder for Flag Day

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Nellis  Honor Guard present the colors while a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Parachute Team displays the American flag. Flag Day, celebrated June 14, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. The day was proclaimed so by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and by congressional act in 1946, but…

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Partnership helps military spouses find employment

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — As the wife of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Suzie Schwartz has the opportunity to meet with Air Force families stationed all across the country and around the world. And when she does, one issue that comes up time and again is spouse employment. During a recent interview, Schwartz said…

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AF officials launch online civilian retirement tool

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force human resources officials added a new feature in May to the Employee Benefits Information System Web application that allows Air Force appropriated fund civilians to request benefits-related actions online. The HR Link module will help civilians prepare for retirement, request a retirement estimate and acquire the…

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AF releases new special duty assignment pay table

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Beginning June 15, Airmen in some special duty assignments will receive adjustments in special duty assignment pay, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Based on recommendations following a routine biennial review of the program, Pentagon officials have modified the program to ensure Air Force application meets legal criteria,…

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Tops in Blue rock Las Vegas

Posted  June 15, 2012

U.S. Air Force Tops in Blue vocalists perform during the Tops in Blue 2012 World Tour June 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. This year’s tour will take Tops In Blue throughout the United States and to more than 20 countries, with close to 130 performances over a 10-month period.

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Staff Sgt. Janice Shoemo 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Equipment Management Journeyman Time at Nellis: 4 Years,  3 months Time in Air Force: 4 Years, 10 months   What does your job consist of?   My job is to ensure equipment custodians are properly maintaining accountability of in-use equipment assets issued to their squadron.  …

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Community Happenings June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s Pediatrics, Family Health and Immunizations Clinics are offering extended hours to increase the availability of care. Patients should seek care via the appointment line instead of the Emergency Room for primary care needs, as more appointments are now available. Patients with non-emergency health concerns may experience very long waits…

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