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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Nellis AFB conducts base wide exercise May 9-12

On May 9 to 12, Nellis AFB conducted a base wide exercise to evaluate the real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel and the base populace to a variety of scenarios depicting situations that could impact the base at any time.

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First Marine graduates USAF AMMOS

In June 2015, commander of the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-One, Marine equivalent to the Air Force Weapons School, Col. James Adams visited Nellis AFB.

U.S. Air Force photo by Dale Eckroth Air Force

Priests get first-hand look at the Air Force chaplain way of life

As a Roman Catholic priest, Father John Tran has followed his spiritual calling by serving parishioners in Portland, Oregon, and by providing community service in New Orleans as a member of the religious order Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  February 19, 2016

Q.  What’s a transitional survivor?   A.  Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies.  During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  February 19, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Chapel vacancy: Protestant Children’s Ministry Coordinator: This Chapel Tithes and Offerings Fund Non-Personal Service Contract is available for bid Feb. 16-29, 2016.  This contractor coordinates all children’s ministry for Protestant chapel programs for Nellis. The…

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Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted  February 12, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

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Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Posted  February 12, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12, with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment. Red Flag, which was initiated in 1975, and is run by the 414th Combat Training Squadron where the mission is…

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Staying true to the new you

Posted  February 12, 2016

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there’s never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine…

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