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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…

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Lessons learned: Deployment exercise gives new insight

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali L. Gradishar Master Sgt. Nicholas Alessi, New Horizons engineer 820th RED HORSE Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lays block at the Edward P. Yorke school construction site April 9, in Belize City, Belize. The site is one of five sites throughout Belize receiving new facilities…

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CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first-hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Dempsey takes reins of NTTR

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kiuta B. Ika Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range guidon to the new NTTR commander, Col. Thomas E. Dempsey III, during a change of command ceremony, July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dempsey and the…

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Pilot reaches milestone, achieves 1000 flight hours

Maj. Matt Allen, a 706th Reserve Squadron full-time air reserve technician who is assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron as an F-22 test director, stands by an F-22 Raptor before flight July 21, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. On July 21, Allen officially became the seventh of all F-22 pilots, and the…


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AF officials launch online civilian retirement tool

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force human resources officials added a new feature in May to the Employee Benefits Information System Web application that allows Air Force appropriated fund civilians to request benefits-related actions online. The HR Link module will help civilians prepare for retirement, request a retirement estimate and acquire the…

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AF releases new special duty assignment pay table

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Beginning June 15, Airmen in some special duty assignments will receive adjustments in special duty assignment pay, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Based on recommendations following a routine biennial review of the program, Pentagon officials have modified the program to ensure Air Force application meets legal criteria,…

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Tops in Blue rock Las Vegas

Posted  June 15, 2012

U.S. Air Force Tops in Blue vocalists perform during the Tops in Blue 2012 World Tour June 8, 2012, in Las Vegas. This year’s tour will take Tops In Blue throughout the United States and to more than 20 countries, with close to 130 performances over a 10-month period.

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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Warrior of the Week June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

Staff Sgt. Janice Shoemo 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Equipment Management Journeyman Time at Nellis: 4 Years,  3 months Time in Air Force: 4 Years, 10 months   What does your job consist of?   My job is to ensure equipment custodians are properly maintaining accountability of in-use equipment assets issued to their squadron.  …

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Community Happenings June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center’s Pediatrics, Family Health and Immunizations Clinics are offering extended hours to increase the availability of care. Patients should seek care via the appointment line instead of the Emergency Room for primary care needs, as more appointments are now available. Patients with non-emergency health concerns may experience very long waits…

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Aggressors reunite for 40th anniversary, glimpse of future

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Adversary Tactics group hosted the 40th anniversary reunion of current and former Aggressor unit members June 1-2, 2012. The event, attended by about 300...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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Medical ‘C-code’ not a deployment disqualifier

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Contrary to common belief, a medical assignment limitation code, commonly known as the “C-code,” does not disqualify an Airman from deployment, and it does not identify an Airman for medical discharge. A “C-code” applied to a member’s profile for…

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Weapons School Mission Employment phase continues

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the United States Air Force Weapons School continues its Mission Employment phase. Ninety aircraft from both the Air Force and Navy are participating in the two-week-long event, held on the Nevada Test and Training Range; 90 students from 23…

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