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LVC integration takes Red Flag to next level

For 40 years, Red Flag exercises have sharpened the “tip of the spear” for its participants. While in the beginning that meant exposing warfighters to their first 10 combat sorties as a way to increase their survivability in aerial combat, the exercises have evolved

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

Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

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

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.


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Ask the doc

Posted  February 1, 2013

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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Nellis, Creech AFB’s Tax Centers now open

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Brett Clashman The Nellis Tax Center opens Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The center provides free tax advice, tax preparation and tax assistance, to include electronic filing, to active duty, retirees and military family members possessing a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification Card….

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Hand signals: Art ensures safe aircraft operations

Posted  February 1, 2013

Approximately 105 pilots, maintainers and support people assigned to the U.S. Navy’s “Fist of the Fleet” Strike Fighter Squadron 25 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., are here participating in the two-week long U.S. Air Force sponsored Red Flag 13-2.

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Red Flag ‘rocks on’ at Nellis

Posted  February 1, 2013

  U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney Takeoff during Ref Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. . . . An F-15E from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 24, 2013. Units from the around the country and the world…

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New TRICARE copays take effect

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type…

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Community Happenings – February 1, 2012

Posted  February 1, 2013

Bluefin LLC, a roof asset management company, has been contracted by HQ/ACC (Contract FA4890-11-D-0002) to survey, evaluate, and perform minor maintenance on all roof sections at Nellis AFB. Bluefin will have teams of inspectors speaking with facility managers and accessing these roofs using ladders, lifts and access hatches. If you have any questions, the Project…

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Angel Reynoso is Nellis AFB Youth of the Year

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Angel Reynoso, Centennial High School student, and Davin Watson, youth center teen director, pose for a photo at the Nellis Air Force Base youth center Jan. 18. Reynoso was presented with the Nellis youth of the year award for his outstanding dedication to community service…

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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“Red”

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps Though red pens are often seen as leaving negative remarks on one’s career, they are in fact used as tools to help better Airmen. From fixing aircraft to correcting papers, each stroke makes a mark in pursuing excellence. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — You could say…

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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