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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Local

Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Local

B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Local

Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton Local

Birds of a feather may flock together — but not all of them fly

Of the 120 Airmen who wear the uniform of a United States Air Force Thunderbird, only 12 of them are officers. Of those officers, eight are certified fighter pilots. Of those eight, only six fly in aerial demonstrations.


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Air Force

High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen today. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, AFPC retirements and separations chief, who explained that…

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Local Law Enforcement builds strength in an old Nellis gym

Posted  August 24, 2012

In 2010, defenders from the 99th Security Forces Squadron and one member from the 555th RED HORSE, took a gym scheduled for demolition and transformed it into a shoothouse, currently utilized by all military services, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement....

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Health & Safety

Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Community Happenings – August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

57 MXS Munitions Flight Closure: IAW AFI 21-201, Paragraph 7.11, the Munitions Storage Area will be closed for a wall-to-wall inventory from Sept. 7-14. All issue requests must be submitted no later than Close of Business Sept. 3. Munitions must be picked up and/or turned in no later than Close of Business Sept. 6. Emergency…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony....

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Teamwork affects us all

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine you’re deployed. Your base has been mortared and you are leading a post attack sweep team. The very lives of your team depend on the collective actions of each team member. Think about what would happen if one person acted alone. Now, imagine you are recalled and standing…

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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – (Editor’s Note: See related article on Nellis AFB’s program –Youths Club Beyond in this week’s issue.) If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to…

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SecAF shares AF, DoD goals at energy summit

Posted  August 17, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense’s energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7....

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Revamped program eases Airmen’s transition to civilian life

Posted  August 17, 2012

A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and help them better apply their military experience...

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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