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Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Air Force

AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Most Honorable Son

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

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Creech Airmen honor their military kids

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

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Airman fights toward dream

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Justin Krantz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., aspires to be on the U.S. Air Force boxing team. Krantz has gone to numerous tournaments and participated in about 50 amateur fights. He was the 2014 Texas…


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Lightning strikes over California skies

Posted  May 9, 2014

Two U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. fly in formation April 29 over the California desert. The F-35s sensor package can gather and distribute more information than any other fighter aircraft in history. The information gathered can then be immediately shared…

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‘Till death do us part:’ Nellis hosts Marriage Care retreat

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Guests staying at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa go kayaking at Lake Las Vegas April 26. Kayaking is one of the activities offered by the hotel to members during the Marriage Care retreat. LAS VEGAS — I take you, to have and to…

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Nellis implements federal Clean Air Act initiative

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter A privately owned vehicle parks at the Warrior Fitness Center May 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Starting on June 1, all vehicles that drive on Nellis AFB over 60 days per year will be required to register on the new Employee-vehicle Certification and…

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Community Happenings – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 16, 2014

Q.“What benefits does the Continued Health Care Benefit Program offer?” A.Benefits are like TRICARE Standard and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard with the same costs, providers and program rules except you can’t get care at military hospitals or clinics or have prescriptions filled at military pharmacies. Note: Effective June 27 the Nurse Advise Line will be…

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AF seeks motivated, creative officers for advanced research program

Posted  May 16, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, needs eight motivated, creative officers for the fiscal year 2015 Service Chiefs Program, or SCP, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced May 7. Officers must be major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels to apply for the three-month program, slated to…

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Rest, recuperation program affected by loss of imminent danger pay

Posted  May 16, 2014

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Defense officials are urging service members to fully understand the Rest and Recuperation Leave Program, also known as R&R, when deploying to the U.S. Central Command area of operations. Starting June 1, nine countries in the theater of operations including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan,…

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Morale, welfare, recreation customer survey

Posted  May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Does your base fitness center need new equipment? Do you want more recreational traveling opportunities? Do you think there aren’t enough recreational opportunities for single service members, or do you think there are too many? You have your chance to make a difference by answering the Defense Department’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Customer Satisfaction…

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PME, families, civilians focus of latest Chiefchat

Posted  May 16, 2014

FORT MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered questions from Airmen, civilians and family members during his fourth worldwide CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity here April 29. CHIEFchat gives Airmen around the world the chance to directly ask their questions to Cody, addressing topics ranging from military families…

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Medical experts test Airmen’s lifesaving skills

Posted  May 16, 2014

Airman 1st Class Jake Carter, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hands off boxes of simulated human blood from the bed of a truck during the 99th Medical Group’s Life of a Warrior Challenge May 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Teams completed eight medical based objectives during the event, the team with…

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