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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…

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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…

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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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Typhoons swing into Red Flag for first time

Posted  March 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney A Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 takes off during Red Flag 13-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Typhoons participated in Red Flag at Nellis for the first time, honing tactics and skills necessary in operations among allied forces. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The British…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 22, 2013

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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Other options available for college

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody sent out a letter March 12 to Airmen stating military Tuition Assistance has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year due to sequestration. In October 2002, TA went from 75 percent not to exceed $3,500 to…

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Furlough to affect thrift savings plan contributions

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect. The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. “Employees who have selected their TSP contribution to be a percentage of their pay…

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Nellis youth wins state title

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Angel Reynoso, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, won the Boys and Girls Club’s State Youth of the Year title for Nevada March 13. Reynoso was chosen from seven finalists to represent the state at the regional Youth of the Year competition to be held later this…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted  March 22, 2013

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  March 22, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants present Airman 1st Class Brittany Putman, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer assistant, with the Diamond Sharp Award, March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Putman was hand-picked out of 11 Airmen as a disaster response force member for a $54 million MQ-9 predator aircraft mishap in a northern…

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Chance of a lifetime; getting the most from volunteer experience

Posted  March 22, 2013

We all hear about the myriad of volunteer opportunities available on and off base. Our leaders encourage us to get out in the local community and represent the Air Force.

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34th Weapons Squadron participates in terminal employment phase

Posted  March 22, 2013

The 34th Weapons Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School began the terminal employment phase of their class syllabus March 11, over the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

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Maj. Gen. Lofgren speaks at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Posted  March 22, 2013

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, United States Air Force Warfare Center commander, speaks at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 19, at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lofgren was the keynote speaker and spoke about the impact of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test and…

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