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Weapons school grad challenges Airmen as new AU commander

U.S. Air Force photo by Henry Hancock Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air University commander and 1994 outstanding graduate from Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., addresses Airmen Nov. 12 at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala. At his all-call sessions, the general shared his expectations and vision on how the university will reinvent…

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Blowing away ashes

Courtesy graphic Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million…

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Creech commandeers career counseling capability

Trying to re-enlist? Have a career question? If so, we have some great news for you. Creech AFB Airmen can now receive career assistance from the new base Career Assistance Advisor.

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820th RHS defeats 99th CS 27-26 to win base flag football championship

In a matchup of undefeated flag football titans, the 820th RED HORSE defeated the 99th Communications Squadron 27-26 in the 2014 intramural flag football championship held on the Warrior Fitness Center field, Nov. 20, 2014.

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Continued education inspires new Creech tradition

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Master Sergeant Bryan Teeples, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron first sergeant, takes a selfie with Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Master Sergeant Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, at Creech Air Force Base’s first-ever Community College of the Air Force graduation,…


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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School graduates

Posted  June 15, 2012

Forty-eight Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-E on June 6. This important career step means graduates will move on and...

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U.S.

Voting assistance helps give Airmen voice

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Voting holds roots in American culture dating back to 1787, when the right to vote was established by the United States Constitution. Today, voting is a crucial part of American society that allows the American People to determine the leadership of its government. The voting assistance office encourages and…

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Events

Presenting Colors…

Posted  June 15, 2012

Nellis Honor Guard members present arms to render courtesies to the U.S. and Philippines flags as Kirby Asunto, 14-year-old singer, sings the National Anthem of the Philippines, “Lupang Hinirang,” during the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena June 9, 2012, in Las Vegas. Honor Guard members posted the colors after the…

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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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Local

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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DoD

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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Air Force

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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