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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

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

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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Events

Community Happenings – December 5, 2014

Posted  December 5, 2014

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Tech. Sgt. Billy Joe Thomas, assigned to 432d 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. Cookie Drive: All…

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Air Force

Weapons school grad challenges Airmen as new AU commander

Posted  November 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Henry Hancock Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air University commander and 1994 outstanding graduate from Fighter Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., addresses Airmen Nov. 12 at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Ala. At his all-call sessions, the general shared his expectations and vision on how the university will reinvent…

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Local

AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted  November 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line…

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Commentary

Blowing away ashes

Posted  November 26, 2014

Courtesy graphic Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet more than 45 million Americans still smoke cigarettes. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million…

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Salutes & Awards

479 selected for CMSgt promotion

Posted  November 26, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Of the 2,525 senior master sergeants eligible for promotion to chief, 479 were selected for an 18.97 percent selection rate, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://my.af.mil, or myPers at https://mypers.af.mil. Airmen will be able to access their score…

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Creech chiefs welcome finest Airmen into top enlisted tier

Posted  November 26, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Master Sgt. Matthew Saugstad, center left, poses with his wife Senior Master Sgt. Carissa Saugstad, Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd Wing command chief, and the rest of Creech Air Force Base’s chief master sergeants in Las Vegas, Nev. Nov. 19. Saugstad was recently…

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Creech commandeers career counseling capability

Posted  November 26, 2014

Trying to re-enlist? Have a career question? If so, we have some great news for you. Creech AFB Airmen can now receive career assistance from the new base Career Assistance Advisor.

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Sports

820th RHS defeats 99th CS 27-26 to win base flag football championship

Posted  November 26, 2014

In a matchup of undefeated flag football titans, the 820th RED HORSE defeated the 99th Communications Squadron 27-26 in the 2014 intramural flag football championship held on the Warrior Fitness Center field, Nov. 20, 2014.

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Adversarial advantage: T-38 keeps Raptors sharp

Posted  November 26, 2014

A team gathers before the big day, uniforms crisp, faces tight with anticipation and concentration. From their ranks, a man steps forward to go over their first play. A series of X’s and O’s are configured on the table, each member asks a question or makes a comment before their final plan comes together.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  November 26, 2014

Q. Does TRICARE pay to replace durable medical equipment? A.  Yes, as long as you own it. The damage must be accidental and the equipment is broken and unrepairable.  Also, it may be replaced if there’s a change in your physical condition or the Food and Drug Administration states the equipment is unsafe. Regional contact…

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