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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Local

Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Health & Safety

Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…


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AF focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force’s Earth Day theme of “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp promotes bravery, courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Approximately 50 Air Force wounded warriors from around the country participated in an introductory adapted sports camp here Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 7, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Community Happenings – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASCAR Gate hours, March 7-9 Main Gate March 7: Outbound closed: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8: Open: 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (closed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) March 9: Open: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (closed 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Simons Gate March 7: Open: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March…

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Silveria assumes command of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted  February 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center incoming commander, speaks to Airmen during an assumption of command ceremony in the Thunderbird hangar Feb. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of…

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Airman celebrates top one percent

Posted  February 28, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When asked to be part of a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony here, I happily accepted. I love celebrating the accomplishments of our Airmen; it reminds me that we are part of the profession of arms. At the time, I had never been to a chief’s recognition ceremony, and…

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I got it

Posted  February 28, 2014

McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — We hear a lot of buzzwords in the Air Force today. Some of the most recent and heavily used are wingman and resiliency. To me the real question is what a wingman is, and how to build a more resilient force. I consider the Air Force my family, and each…

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