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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Local

Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Health & Safety

Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…


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Roundabout ready and waiting

Posted  June 15, 2012

A pedestrian and several cars pass through the recently-opened roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base June 13, 2012. The new roundabout will...

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A reminder for Flag Day

Posted  June 15, 2012

The Nellis  Honor Guard present the colors while a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Parachute Team displays the American flag. Flag Day, celebrated June 14, commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States. The day was proclaimed so by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916 and by congressional act in 1946, but…

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Partnership helps military spouses find employment

Posted  June 15, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — As the wife of the Air Force Chief of Staff, Suzie Schwartz has the opportunity to meet with Air Force families stationed all across the country and around the world. And when she does, one issue that comes up time and again is spouse employment. During a recent interview, Schwartz said…

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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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