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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. The passing of the guidon signals the official…

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

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

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

Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Health & Safety

Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a shoulder dumb bell press with the assistance of his trainer, Staff Sgt. Travis Mitchell, 99th LRS, NCO in charge of fuels preventive maintenance, at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force…


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AF selects 3,841 for master sergeant

Posted  May 24, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials said May 21. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. Following official commander notification, the list of selectees will be released May 23, 8 a.m. CDT. The average score for those…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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Air Force, civilian law enforcement partner for Police Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A Nevada Highway Patrolman shows an Airman his radar system during a static display demonstration as part of National Police Week, May 14. In addition to the Nevada Highway Patrol, members of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron showcased various Air Force assets. National Police Week was…

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First of its kind: Weapons school mission planning course graduates first enlisted Airmen

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first-ever course taught at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for enlisted intelligence professionals, the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, graduated six enlisted students for class 13-1 here May 17. When these Airmen return to their home units, they will work closely with their intelligence weapons officers and chiefs of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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Warrior Fitness Center hosts community health fair

Posted  May 24, 2013

The Warrior Fitness Center hosted its annual community health fair May 17 featuring 22 organizations from on and off base to promote comprehensive Airman fitness.

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AFRC helps Airmen with financial responsibilities

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Every Airman has financial responsibilities. There are people on Nellis who are filled with knowledge and information that can help Airmen to improve their understanding of finances and develop an effective budget. The Airman and Family Readiness Center is one of the most valuable tools to get this knowledge to Airmen…

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Dyess Airmen participate in Green Flag-West 13-7

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Senior Airman Matthew Parise, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, conducts a pre-flight check during a Green Flag exercise May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag-West is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise meant to…

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Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted  May 24, 2013

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted  May 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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