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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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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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Nellis honors Holocaust victims, survivors

Posted  April 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, lights the last of seven candles at the Holocaust commemoration and candle lighting ceremony at the chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. During the ceremony, children of victims and survivors lit six candles in…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

Posted  April 10, 2015

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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AFMS follows aviation lead to high reliability

Posted  April 10, 2015

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Over many years, the Air Force aviation community’s concept of high reliability has evolved from one of expected losses to today’s culture of safety, where fatal losses rarely occur. Now, following in the footsteps of aviators and nuclear engineers, the Air Force Medical Service is adopting the principles of high reliability…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Posted  April 10, 2015

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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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted  April 10, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden A row of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron park off the runway during a theater security package deployment at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 1. The aircraft deployed to Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster…

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Sacrifices of military child recognized during April

Posted  April 10, 2015

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Department of Defense observes April as the Month of the Military Child.

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CSAF describes Air Force of future

Posted  April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON — In the future, the Air Force’s core missions will probably not change, but the way they are carried out will, said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III on April 8. Welsh, speaking to the Defense Writers Group, said the Air Force’s missions include air and space superiority, intelligence, surveillance…

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Vehicle management keeps mission rolling

Posted  April 10, 2015

Airman 1st Class Levi Powers, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight vehicle maintenance apprentice, removes a tire from a van to inspect the brakes at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. Powers and fellow vehicle maintenance specialists ensure that government vehicles are kept to optimum performance.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 10, 2015

Q: How far back can my same-sex spouse file a medical claim?     A: Once your spouse shows as eligible for benefits in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System or DEERS, he or she can file claims for care received: • On or after June 26, 2013 if married before June 26, 2013, or…

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Community Happenings – April 10, 2015

Posted  April 10, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims against the estate of Staff Sgt. Johnny J. Kelly, assigned to the 526th Intelligence Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, Maj. Tyler J. Wintermore, 526th IS, Nellis AFB, at 702-652-7031 or by email at tyler.wintermote@us.af.mil. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or…

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