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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Local

USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

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

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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Health & Safety

4 risks you don’t know

Posted  January 11, 2013

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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Sports

New beginning for Nellis, Creech 2013 intramural basketball league

Posted  January 11, 2013

The 2013 intramural basketball season started Jan. 7, at the Warrior Fitness Center, the first season intramural basketball to be held there.

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Thrift Savings Plan: Traditional or Roth, bottom line is saving when it matters most

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — With the current military retirement system, Airmen must serve in the military for 20 years before reaping retirement benefits, unless they are medically retired before hitting that mark. But what about Airmen who serve fewer than 20 years? What can they take away from their Air Force service beyond a medal, a handshake…

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Local

57th Airmen display weapons loading skills

Posted  January 11, 2013

A quarterly load crew competition was held Jan. 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen that competed were chosen by their section chiefs based on job performance.

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. “It takes a strong…

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Military OneSource provides tax assistance service

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service for service members. “Military OneSource is a gateway to a free tax preparation service, partnered with H&R Block,” said Tony Jackson , a program analyst for the Military OneSource program office. “We also have tax consultants…

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Events

Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Basketball Registration: Youth Basketball Registration (players and coaches) will be held Jan 10-12, 2013. Season (practices) starts Jan. 28 or Feb. 4. Games will start 2 weeks later. Practices are at either5:15pm, 6:15pm or 7:15pm during the week and games are on week nights and Saturday mornings. The season will tentatively end on March…

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Salutes & Awards

57th Wing earns 10th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Provide advanced, realistic, and relevant training focused on ensuring dominance in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.” That is the mission statement of the 57th Wing, the U.S. Air Force’s most diverse wing, as the unit continues to perform a dynamic role in ensuring the success of USAF objectives. Air Force…

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Air Force

Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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U.S.

Wing commander discusses sexual assault crimes

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, held a commander’s call Dec. 11 at the base theater with an emphasis on sexual assault and a four part plan from Gen. Mark Welsh III, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to help prevent sexual assault crimes. Welsh gathered more…

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