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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…

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

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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Nellis cancels Aviation Nation 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-22 Raptor performs a max climb take off during the 2010 Aviation Nation Nellis Open House Nov. 12. Nellis officials have announced that Aviation Nation 2013 has been cancelled because of U.S. government budget cuts. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Team Nellis kicks-off 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Leadership from Nellis Air Force Base officially kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for the installation March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The AFAF is an annual campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force…

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Moon landing jump starts general’s own space legacy

Posted  March 29, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — When Neil Armstrong made history with man’s first footsteps on the moon, Susan Helms needed a little nudging from her mom to get excited. And get excited she did. She realized that there would never be another first step on the moon, and even as a young 11-year-old, knew the…

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted  March 29, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Nellis chapel’s reflective garden offers peace

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larson, 99th Air Base Wing Chapel, reclines quietly in the reflection garden located behind the chapel March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The reflection garden is open for people to use and includes a play area for children. NELLIS AIR…

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DOD requires more base closings, official says

Posted  March 29, 2013

Courtesy graphic A graphic illustrates two military facilities in Nevada which could be subject to Base Realignment and Closure considerations. The DOD is seeking latitude to realign bases following recent force drawdowns. A 2005 BRAC process led to $4 billion in annual savings. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 29, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
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99th MDSS Logistics Flight receives ACC award

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Amber Sarchioto, 99th Medical Support Squadron Logistics Flight medical maintenance technician, calibrates a medical system machine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 26, on Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th MDSS Logistics Flight was awarded the 2012 Air Combat Command Large…

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American Gold Star Mothers visit Thunderbirds museum

Posted  March 29, 2013

Master Sgt. Ryan Ulrich, U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs superintendent, gives a tour of the Thunderbirds Museum to (from left to right) Mary Byers, American Gold Star Mothers National President; Nancy Soltes, American Gold Star Mothers member; and Sue Pollard, Southern California and Hawaii American Gold Star Mothers President, March 20, at Nellis…

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57th Wing hosts blood drive

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard If you give just one unit . . . Tech. Sgt. Tim Bennett, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant section chief, donates blood at the 57th Wing blood drive March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One unit of blood can be separated into several…

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