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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.

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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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SecAF announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced his plan April 26 to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving in the position for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to…

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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo President James Madison led new nation during early trials, tribulations. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Marines attend annual IRR muster

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Alex Waugh, officer in charge of Individual Ready Reserve Muster, talks to IRR Marines during the 2013 Muster April 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 2013 Las Vegas IRR Muster had 70 Marines attend in the morning and 115…

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Former speaker of the house visits Nellis

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard From left: Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Brig. Gen. David Buck, United States Air Force Warfare Center vice commander; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, USAFWC commander, walk into the USAFWC headquarters building, April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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‘Take a bite outta crime:’ Airmen, Sailors participate in K-9 training

Posted  May 3, 2013

Like other highly specialized items of equipment, military working dogs complement and enhance the capabilities of the military police at an Air Force installation.

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Service members Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were…

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Volunteers clean up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  May 3, 2013

The 99th Civil Engineering Squadron recently hosted its annual Earth Day clean up.

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