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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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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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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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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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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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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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