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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

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34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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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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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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Weapons School welcomes new commandant

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Lt. Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS change of command ceremony at the F-22 Raptor hangar June 17, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The USAFWS commandant…

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First sergeants treat Airmen to lunch

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Master Sgt. Anthony Smith, 99th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, buys lunch for Airman 1st Class Harold Wright, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, at Captain D’s Seafood during an Operation Warmheart event June 19, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation Warmheart…

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Spiritual resiliency keeps Airmen focused

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the past few years Air Force senior leaders have been looking to create and maintain a certain type of Airman. Their aim was to train and retain Airmen who are resilient and readily deployable to meet any contingency operation tasked by the Department of Defense. The new approach, called Comprehensive…

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Guidelines for personal firearm ownership

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and family members residing within the Nellis community must ensure that they’re aware of certain restrictions while exercising second amendment rights on base. Depending on an Airman’s housing situation, different policies pertaining to the ownership and storage of personal firearms and ammunition must be followed to ensure the safety…

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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F-35 is backbone of Air Force’s future fighter fleet, Welsh says

Posted  June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s most advanced strike aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, is a vital capability that the nation needs to stay ahead of adversary technological gains, the Air Force chief of staff told a Senate panel, June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said…

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58th RQS riggers in action

Posted  June 28, 2013

A look at the airmen responsible for inspecting, repacking and rigging heavy equipment used to jump out of aircraft.

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