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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…

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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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Thunderbirds announce 2014 officer selections

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2014 demonstration season. Lt. Col. Matthew Bradley, 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron director of operations from Tyndall AFB, Fla., will become Thunderbird No….

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture

Posted  April 19, 2013

With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign.

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Occupational therapy: Therapy for job of living

Posted  April 19, 2013

April is National Occupational Therapy Month and the clinic here is highlighting the work it has accomplished in the five months since it opened. In just that small time period, the clinic’s patient care has more than doubled.

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Life Support keeps aircrew at ease

Posted  April 19, 2013

  Senior Airman Brett Schindler, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment journeyman, sanitizes an oxygen mask April 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Life support maintains various flight equipment such as flight helmets, oxygen masks and survival kits.     Airman Alexander Petriuc, U.S. Air Force Weapons School aircrew flight equipment apprentice,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 19, 2013

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Community Happenings – April 19, 2012

Posted  April 19, 2013

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Melissa Marie Boyes, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Joseph 0. Bothwell, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev., at (702)653-2450. HAWC relocation: The health and wellness center…

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Get ‘spiked’ on alcohol-free weekend

Posted  April 19, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As part of alcohol-free weekend April 26 to 28, the mental health clinic is hosting a party on the sports field located next to the dormitories at 6 p.m. that includes volleyball games, burgers, glow-in-the-dark mock cocktails, glow sticks and water bottles. The event is part of the Enforcing…

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Lightning strikes through the clear skies of Nellis

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A will be integrated into advanced training programs such as the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag…

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ACC stands down units due to budget cuts

Posted  April 12, 2013

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The United States Air Force will begin to stand down active duty combat units starting today to ensure the remaining units supporting worldwide operations can maintain sufficient readiness through the remainder of the fiscal year. The stand down is the result of cuts to the command’s operations and maintenance…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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HAWC to roost at Warrior Fitness Center

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron fitness specialist, lifts a box while packing April 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The move to the Warrior Fitness Center embodies the 99th Air Base Wing’s mission statement of enabling success through innovative base support. NELLIS AIR…

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