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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Health & Safety

Air Force provides EFMP families respite care

Posted  October 5, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Respite care is available to U.S. Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program families stationed throughout the country, and now the Airman and Family Readiness Center here is working with Child Care Aware and The Children’s Cabinet to make it more accessible for Nellis families. According to a respite care…

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Air Force Lodging rates increase

Posted  October 5, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After four years without a rate increase, U. S. Air Force lodging rates increased Oct. 1. The increases affected more than 550 people on the first day of the change at Nellis AFB. The 99th Force Support Squadron lodging staff contacted more than 400 people on TDY status and…

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Department of Defense expands sexual assault prevention efforts

Posted  October 5, 2012

WASHINGTON — On Sept. 25, as part of the Department of Defense’s efforts to confront the crime of sexual assault in the military, the department announced improvements to prospective commander and senior enlisted training and a review of the initial military training environment in every service. First, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta has instituted higher…

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Local

Female WWII pilot visits Nellis Airmen

Posted  October 5, 2012

Betty Wall Strohfus was all smiles as she received a bird’s eye view onto the Nellis flightline for the first time in 68 years from the air traffic control tower here Sept. 27.

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Community Happenings – October 12, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Nazarae Baldonado, 2, throws a bean bag as part of a game as her father, Airman 1st Class Jarrad Baldonado, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron materiel management apprentice, watches during the Fall Festival Oct. 5, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Military service members and…

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Local

Reserve Airmen foster volunteerism at ‘The Farm’

Posted  October 12, 2012

Airmen from the 926th Group volunteered their time Oct. 3 to help a staple of the community—known as ‘The Farm’.

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Air Force

AF officials to migrate civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted  October 12, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Officials at the Air Force Personnel Center project to migrate the Air Force version of each employee’s electronic Official Personnel Folder to the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide ‘eOPF’ version in November. The ‘eOPF’ is a digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human…

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Retroactive Stop Loss application deadline nears

Posted  October 12, 2012

(AFNS) — Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The program benefits retired and former Air Force members who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond their enlistment period or their approved retirement or separation date. The inclusive periods are…

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Local

507th Air Defense Aggressor Squadron . . .

Posted  October 12, 2012

. . . One of a kind training

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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted  October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials have announced. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service members can start…

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