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End of an era: 65th AGRS set to deactivate

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After almost a decade of unyielding service, the 65th Aggressor Squadron will be deactivating. Since being reactivated Sept. 15, 2005, the 65th AGRS helped provide air combat training for military members from the different branches as well as foreign allies. The Aggressor program originally came into existence in the…

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Nellis celebrates Air Force birthday

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Lt. Col. Tammy Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron commander, and Airman Scott Chatwin, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator apprentice, cut a ceremonial U.S. Air Force 67th birthday cake at the Crosswinds dining facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Sept. 18. The cake was served to…

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Nellis remembers POWs, those MIA

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika U.S. Armed Forces veterans bow their heads in remembrance during the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action Recognition Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. During the ceremony, these former service members were honored for their commitment and service to the nation…

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Drug take back campaign coming to NAFB

The National Drug Take Back Day will be held at the Exchange here from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 26 and 27.

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott Ash Air Force

Air Force leaders sign Total-Force Aircrew Management charter

Senior Air Force leaders signed a Total Force Aircrew Management charter Sept. 18, during the Aircrew Summit at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.


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Sports

Meeting new people at Paintball competitions

Posted  June 15, 2012

Airman 1st Class David Cuaresma, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply technician, plays paintball as part of the Nellis Air Force Base chapel’s outreach program event held June 8, 2012. The chapel outreach program affords Airmen opportunities to get out and meet new people.

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Health & Safety

TRICARE travel tips: keeping you covered

Posted  June 15, 2012

TRIWEST — When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS Updated:  No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is…

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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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Events

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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Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

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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