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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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USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

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

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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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

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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DoD

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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Events

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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Air Force

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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Air Force

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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