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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Local

Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

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

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…


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Red Flag returns to skies over Nevada

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard A Royal Australian Air Force 77th Squadron F/A-18 Hornet prepares to land Jan. 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The RAAF is at Nellis to participate in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27 to Feb. 14. Red Flag 14-1 is an air-to-air combat training exercise…

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TRICARE service change affects Nellis

Posted  January 31, 2014

TRICARE military benefits health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the U.S. April 1. Nellis Air Force Base will be one of 189 facilities involved with this change and will also stop taking walk-ins. “All Department of Defense beneficiaries will be affected by this change. That includes active duty, retirees and their…

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Diversity is strength of MDG Biomedical Sciences Corps

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Biomedical Sciences Corps celebrates the 49th anniversary of Special Order CA-5 that established the Air Force Medical Services BSC Jan. 28, and everyone is invited to celebrate with the BSC until Jan. 31. The Air Force Medical Service Corps includes the Nurse Corps, Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Medical Service Corps…

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Officer force shaping board convenes in July

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted  January 31, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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HAWC offers tobacco cessation classes

Posted  January 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center located in the Warrior Fitness Center is offering tobacco cessation classes to help Airmen and their families quit smoking. As outlined in AFI 40-102, Tobacco Use in the Air Force, the goal is to be a tobacco-free Air Force. According to the AFI, tobacco use is…

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Nevada sets law to curb human trafficking

Posted  January 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Gwendolyn Pascoe, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Southern Nevada Human Trafficking Task Force director, gives a human trafficking brief to the 99th Communications Squadron during their commander’s call at the Desert Oasis Jan. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department…

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SFS defender receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  January 31, 2014

  Staff Sgt. Peter Ferrer, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, makes a call from his patrol car radio Jan. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Ferrer was the Diamond Sharp Award recipient for December 2013. Some of Ferrer’s accomplishments include leading an Airman to the Security Forces Top Defender Award, training a 99th Air…

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57th Wing Safety wins ACC best practice

Posted  January 31, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Donald Salamone, 57th Wing flight safety craftsman, gives a safety brief to dedicated crew chiefs in Detachment 13, Jan. 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th Wing safety office conducts flight safety maintenance meetings four times a year to educate Airmen on maintenance trends across the combat Air Force. Maintenance mishaps,…

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The Rock’s K9s receive new sun shade

Posted  January 31, 2014

The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog section opened a new sun shade training pavilion recently, ensuring a safer training environment for their canine partners.

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