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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

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Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

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34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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Community Happenings – December 12, 2014

Posted  December 12, 2014

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Billy Joe Thomas, assigned to 432nd Maintenance Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. Kimberley Anderson, 432d Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB at (240) 215-7236 or DSN 384-6056. Blood drive dates:…

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Nellis Airman powered by innovation

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Master Sgt. Shane Sneary, an Air Force Repair Enhancement Program manager with the 57th Maintenance Group, answers questions during an interview with the 2nd Combat Camera Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 31. Sneary was interviewed about his cost-saving submission…

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for AF-wide December rollout

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson,…

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Running past anxiety

Posted  December 5, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I have never been a skilled runner. I’ve always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror. Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I’d rarely been the champion of battling…

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Sexual assault: Everyone’s business

Posted  December 5, 2014

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was…

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Jacks of all trades

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” maintenance professionals, march in formation during their ground show performance at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Open House, May 11. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The thousands in the crowd push closer to the fence line as the announcer of the air show blares over…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted  December 5, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 16, 2014, at the base theater here. Retired U.S. Army Col. Terri Coles, Military Officers Association of America deputy director of transition services, will present this…

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For love of game: no pain, no gain

Posted  December 5, 2014

An off-duty motorcycle accident on a late night a little over a year ago stripped many things from Staff Sgt. Ryan Davis’ life that he previously enjoyed.

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Control tower keeps watch over Nellis skies

Posted  December 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Martin Figueroa, 57th Operations Support Squadron tower air traffic controller, relays cloud height information to the 57th OSS weather center in the control tower at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec 2. In addition to controlling the airspace over Nellis AFB, the control tower…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 5, 2014

Q. How do I get emergency care through TRICARE? A. If you need emergency care, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you’re enrolled in TRICARE Prime or a TRICARE Prime option, call your primary care manager within 24 hours or the next business day after you received emergency care. A medical…

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