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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. The passing of the guidon signals the official…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

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

Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Health & Safety

Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a shoulder dumb bell press with the assistance of his trainer, Staff Sgt. Travis Mitchell, 99th LRS, NCO in charge of fuels preventive maintenance, at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force…


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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Food services Airmen satisfy appetites

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle 99th Force Support Squadron food services Airmen prepare meals to be served during lunch and dinner hours at the Crosswinds Inn Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. The Crosswinds Inn DFAC is one of two DFACs located on Nellis AFB.  …

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 15, 2015

Q: How do I check the status of my referral or authorization? A: Call your regional contractor or visit your regional contractor’s website (see below).  Make sure to check the number of visits and expiration date for each referral. • North Region: Health Net Federal Services • South Region: Humana Military Healthcare Services • West…

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Community Happenings – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE:  Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Swaney, 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Maj (select) James Humphrey, james.humphrey.1@us.af.mil, or 702-652-4567. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: It is important that we recognize May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month…

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Bringing Heat: 6th CTS simulation facility keeps JTACs sharp

Posted  May 8, 2015

The proliferation of close air support applications in modern conflict has kept Air Force joint terminal attack controllers rather busy in recent years.

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Obama nominates new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Posted  May 8, 2015

President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Marine Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the nineteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Air Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman May 5.

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Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Posted  May 8, 2015

81st Medical Operations Squadron, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the health concerns associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Many stories about heavy…

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May is Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 8, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month. On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each year…

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Historian gives insight to past, present

Posted  May 8, 2015

Everything has a history. From the moment of anything’s inception, its history begins. History is an expansive word as it relates to the remembrance, discovery, analysis and recording of past events.

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Stables help ease boarding costs

Posted  May 8, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Chanel Jernigan, wife of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stacy Jernigan, watches as her horses Zuli, left, and Zeb play with one another at the stables on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 6. Jernigan rides her horses recreationally on trails. The stables are…

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