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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.

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

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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An Innovator’s DNA: Col. John Boyd

Posted  June 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the month of May closes and the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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JFEX through a new Airman’s eyes

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Senior Airman Brett Clashman, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, takes photos off the back of a C-17 Globemaster III during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped personnel and heavy equipment…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton
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Day on the Job: EOD techs

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton Staff Sgt. Joel Calahan inspects the battery pack of an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit, May 29 at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. Calahan is a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD craftsman deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance…

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‘Hunter’ pushes limits for self, others

Posted  June 7, 2013

How did these Airmen find a fitness routine from the almost infinite number of programs, books, gyms and ‘ancient secrets’ that promise results? Several Airmen in the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found the best fitness guru was within their own unit.

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Weapons School Class 13A Graduates

Posted  June 7, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, Nev. This organization brought together a cadre of World War II veterans dedicated to the fundamental goal of teaching the next generation of pilots their combat-tested tactics and…

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Obama: Nation pours resources into mental health care for vets

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 4 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hosting the conference at the White House as part of the administration’s effort to increase understanding of…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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Photo Essay: U.S. Air Force Weapons School executes JFEX

Posted  June 7, 2013

JFEX is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which students plan and execute a complex air-land operation on a simulated contested battlefield...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Stolz
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Families to join Airmen in Southwest Asia

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fifteen Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing are taking advantage of a two-year accompanied tour opportunity

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 7, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit, as well as…

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