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Inert nuclear gravity bomb passes first F-16 flight test

An Air Force F-16 aircraft released an inert B61 nuclear bomb in a test recently, demonstrating the aircraft's capability to deliver the weapon and testing the functioning of the weapon's non-nuclear components, including the arming and fire control system, radar altimeter, spin rocket motors and weapons control computer.

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew Air Force

F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Local

“Find Ally”: 99th MDG Airman saves neighbor

o one can prepare to be woken up in their home at night with a child’s life in their hands.

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RPA support unit wins inaugural award

The 432nd Operations Support Squadron earned the inaugural Jimmy Doolittle Educational Fellow for Outstanding Support to Armed UAVs March 2, 2017, at the Martin H. Harris Chapter of the Air Force Association Air Force Gala banquet in Orlando, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Salutes & Awards

Breaking barriers through opportunities

Hers is a résumé full of incredible accomplishments, not including breaking the barrier of being the first female fighter pilot.


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DoD

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Health & Safety

99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

Posted  December 2, 2016

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

CATM: enhancing Airmen’s combat skills

Posted  December 2, 2016

When Airmen deploy, an essential part of being able to accomplish the mission is being trained and prepared for what lies ahead.

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Events

Holiday Traditions: ‘Tis the season to connect with what’s important

Posted  December 2, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holiday season snuck up on me this year. I blinked and it was November! Thanksgiving approached quickly; Christmas and Hanukkah aren’t far behind. With this in mind, it has me reminiscing about the past, specifically holiday traditions. What are yours? One of my favorite holiday traditions happens on…

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Commentary

Just Say No! Easy answer to marijuana use question for military members

Posted  December 2, 2016

On Jan. 1, 2017, recreational use of marijuana will become legal in Nevada. Does that mean you, a military member stationed at or temporary duty to Nellis (or Creech), will be able to light up? Not so fast! Marijuana use is and will continue to be a crime under military law. The fact that Nevada…

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