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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts Air Force

SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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

USAFWC welcomes new Command Chief

Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman recently became the new Command Chief Master Sergeant, for the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Local

Inside look: A sensor operator’s first weapons strike

The feelings experienced during combat missions can be intense for many aircrew members. For Airman 1st Class Matthew, a 20-year-old 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator sensor operator, his first airstrike was an event he will never forget.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller Local

66th RQS participates in Checkered Flag 17-1, Combat Archer 17-3

The 66th Rescue Squadron sent three of its HH-60G Pave Hawks and 59 Airmen to participate in the large scale Checkered Flag 17-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica D’Ambrosio Local

Las Vegas USO supports troops, families through transition

The United Service Organization of Las Vegas at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, has a mission to keep service members and their families connected, not only to each other, but to available resources and organizations while shifting between the challenges associated with a military career.


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Air Force

STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted  August 26, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 26, 2016

Q. What is the TRICARE deductible? A. An annual deductible only applies for the following TRICARE plans. The exact amount you pay depends on the type of care you receive, your sponsor’s status, and rank: • TRICARE Standard and Extra TRICARE Standard and Extra costs depend on your sponsor’s military status: active duty, Guard/Reserve, or…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  August 26, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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Airmen transitioning from active duty can keep shopping their Nellis Exchange

Posted  August 26, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service treats active-duty Airmen like family. When Airmen transition to Individual Ready Reserve status, they remain family to the Exchange, keeping the shopping benefit they’ve earned. “Airmen transitioning to IRR status are very much a part of the Exchange family and can still…

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted  August 24, 2016

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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