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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Laboratory: Hunting microscopic enemies

Posted  September 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airman 1st Class Dalton Barrie, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical lab technician phase II student, practices drawing blood from Tech. Sgt. Patricia Trejosanchez, 99th MDSS NCO in charge of chemistry section, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 26, 2014

Q:“Are TRICARE deductibles and co-payments fixed, or do they increase as I get older?” A: TRICARE deductibles and co-payments are established by law; they may change if the law changes. At this time they are not linked to age, but are linked to the particular TRICARE option being used (Standard/Extra/Prime).   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil

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Community Happenings – September 26, 2014

Posted  September 26, 2014

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center at 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club at 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing at 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost at 4 p.m. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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AFAS helps ease financial stress

Posted  September 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted  September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Why I became a victim advocate for fellow Airmen

Posted  September 19, 2014

Editor’s note: Though the author chose to remain anonymous, this is the real story of one Airman’s experience with sexual assault. Be mindful that no two sexual assault stories are the same. If you, or anyone you know, has been or is currently a victim of any sexual crime, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator…

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USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

Posted  September 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

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Shedding light on patient advocates

Posted  September 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

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F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

Posted  September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of…

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FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

Posted  September 19, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

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