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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Salutes & Awards

Danger zone: Weapons Airman awarded Bronze star

Master Sgt. Christopher Boscoe, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-22 weapons section chief, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal here Feb. 3.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Nellis F-15’s ‘odometer’ hits 10,000 flight hours

She’s more than 60 feet long and stands about two stories tall. She’s been many different colors — she’s currently grey — and shades of her past ‘lives’ can still be seen all over her body.

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

Air Force ink: A cultural evolution

Culture is an ever-changing manifestation of arts and intellect. It allows for people of all shapes, ethnicities and backgrounds alike to express themselves through tattoos where their pride, beliefs or imaginative elements are forever inked on their skin.

U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw Local

F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.


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Airmen ’unload’ skills during load crew competition

Posted  October 30, 2015

Airmen from the Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit work together to load a munition during a quarterly weapons load crew compteition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Weapons loaders work in teams of three, with the highest ranking member being the team chief.   Staff Sgt. Colton Covill, Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit weapons team…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 30, 2015

Q: Does TRICARE cover applied behavior analysis? A: TRICARE may cover Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or other therapeutic services for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit the TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration page for information on how to get ABA care. Contact Information North Region Contractor (Health Net) 1-877-TRICARE (1-877-874-2273) www.hnfs.com South Region Contractor (Humana…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 30, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Flu Vaccine 2015-2016 Season: The flu vaccine is available now to all Active Duty personnel, retirees, and their dependents. No appointments are needed and all Active Duty personnel must receive the vaccine. The Immunization…

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DoD

Exchange’s new Brides & Grooms catalog available

Posted  October 30, 2015

DALLAS — Military shoppers looking to pop the question this holiday season can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Brides & Grooms Fall 2015 catalog for a shining selection of diamond jewelry that’s a cut above the rest. The 36-page catalog is packed with diamond engagement rings, bridal sets, weddings bands, and…

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News

Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Pt. II)

Posted  October 28, 2015

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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