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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Nellis participates in 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 28, 2014

Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard Airman 1st Class Therman Thomas posts the Air Force flag during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Club March 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The National Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President, members of Congress and other government leaders gathered to reaffirm the nation’s…

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Stress; coping with reality

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Deal with it” is a phrase most people know all too well. How does one struggle through the everyday leaps and bounds of life? When the world crumbles at your feet and all feels lost, do you throw in the flag of resistance, or do you cope with the struggles of…

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100 pounds later: new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA — I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Dependent rate BAH recertification begins in March

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Air Force will be conducting a force-wide dependent rate Base Allowance for Housing recertification between March and December 2014. Individuals who are receiving or entitled to dependent rate pay will be contacted by the finance office and asked to fill out AF form…

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Nellis celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 28, 2014

Lt. Col. Carey Jones, 561th Joint Tactics Squadron commander andF-15C Eagle pilot, poses on the Nellis Air Force Base Nev. flightline March 21. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982…

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Community Happenings – April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 4, 2014

Q.“How do I start using the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery option? “ A.Follow the steps below: 1. Complete the pharmacy home delivery registration form. You may register: • Online at: https://host1.medcohealth.com/consumer/site/registration?partner=DOD&accessLink=TRICARE • By calling 1-877-363-1303; 1-877-363-1433; TDD/TTY (for the hearing impaired) 1-877-540-6261. • By mail: download the registration form (http://express-scripts.com/TRICARE/homedelivery/docs/dodMailOrderForm.pdf) and mail it to: Express…

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99th CES firefighters train to make difference

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, awaits the beginning of his annual aircraft live fire exercise on the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis firefighters are required to complete the training exercise twice in daylight, and twice…

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Danish airmen participate in Green Flag training

Posted  April 4, 2014

The Royal Danish air force participated in Green Flag-West 14-5 here. Approximately 125 Danish military officials participated in the two week long exercise that began March 14.

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Physical training uniform shortages through summer

Posted  April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer. The new issued IPTU is made with a softer fabric and will replace the legacy physical training uniform, which was made…

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