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AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Air Force

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

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

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Sports

823rd MXS sets spike to win

After battling through an eight-week volleyball season and outlasting 15 other teams, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron defeated the 99th Medical Group to claim the 2014 Intramural Volleyball Championship title at the Warrior Fitness Center here Sept. 12.


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It ‘pays’ to have a club membership

Posted  August 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military members assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have new reasons to become club members while current members are about to see their benefits expand. Nellis AFB has 739 current club members — which accounts for about 10.3 percent of the military population assigned. Membership dues will…

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Volunteers: Extending a Helping Hand, Ear

Posted  August 24, 2012

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, KYRGYZSTAN – Volunteerism. All of the services define this word slightly different; some incorporate this concept into their core values, but all have this belief intertwined into in their fundamental guiding principles. It’s not uncommon to see service members exhibiting this trait in a myriad of ways, both at home station…

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Nellis AFB Volunteers Needed

Posted  August 24, 2012

Airman & Family Readiness Center The A&FRC has volunteer opportunities for receptionists, program assistants, and other office help. Contact Stephanie Garnes at 652-3327. Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) AADD is always looking for volunteers to help provide transportation for fellow airmen if they become impaired due to drinking. Contact Tech. Sgt. Phillip Ridenour at 652-4136,…

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Rules of the road, the airfield

Posted  August 24, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Airman 1st Class Floyd Jones Jr., 57th Operational Support Squadron airfield management specialist, removes a foreign object from under a truck tire during a Foreign Object Debris check Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FOD is potentially dangerous on airfields because it can…

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AFPC officials streamline PCS orders process

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center officials here have centralized how Permanent Change of Station orders are processed, validated and authenticated. Since Oct. 2011, the Total Force Service Center-San Antonio has been managing the PCS orders process and has authenticated more than 82,000 orders and 19,000 amendments. Before October, the…

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Ask the Doc – August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Question from TriCare Plus/Over 65: Q. What if I have civilian doctors I use in Las Vegas? A. You can continue to seek Medicare services from any doctors or hospitals you want because this program does not interfere with you current benefits. In addition, we will assign you to a primary care manager at Nellis…

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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted  August 24, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen today. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, AFPC retirements and separations chief, who explained that…

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Local Law Enforcement builds strength in an old Nellis gym

Posted  August 24, 2012

In 2010, defenders from the 99th Security Forces Squadron and one member from the 555th RED HORSE, took a gym scheduled for demolition and transformed it into a shoothouse, currently utilized by all military services, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement....

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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