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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Events

Fire Prevention Week turns up heat!

Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 9 to 15. This year’s campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represented the final of a three-year effort to educate the public about essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Salutes & Awards

USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Salutes & Awards

On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Events

Nellis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was National Hispanic Heritage Month and was a time to recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett Air Force

Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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Air Force

F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted  July 1, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready. Seven F-35A aircraft and 181 personnel from Hill’s active…

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USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

Posted  July 1, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  July 1, 2016

Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  July 1, 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. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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Shopping the Nellis AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted  July 1, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis Air Force Base generated $547,796 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs, making Nellis a better place to live and work while promoting readiness and resiliency. In 2015, Exchange…

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