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AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Air Force

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Sports

823rd MXS sets spike to win

After battling through an eight-week volleyball season and outlasting 15 other teams, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron defeated the 99th Medical Group to claim the 2014 Intramural Volleyball Championship title at the Warrior Fitness Center here Sept. 12.


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New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted  January 17, 2014

The Air Force will rely more on its Air National Guard and Reserve components in the future with the aim to preserve more capabilities as the service seeks to reduce its number of service members, the service’s top leader said Jan.9.

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting Jan. 9 in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. During her address, James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on the lessons she’s learned,…

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New price study validates 30 percent savingst

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed DeCA to look beyond traditional grocery stores to…

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Timothy Young
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Aerospace Medicine – more than just doctors

Posted  January 17, 2014

Aerospace medicine does more than keep aircrews fit to accomplish their day-to-day operations.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 17, 2014

Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?” A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her…

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Community Happenings – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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AF seeks enlisted commissioning applicants

Posted  January 16, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a nursing commission have until Feb. 28 to submit their intent to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers eligible members with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an Air Force commission,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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99th Contracting Squadron wins ACC annual award

Posted  January 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Master Sgt. Raj Panchal (left), 99th Contracting Squadron superintendent, and Airman 1st Class Juan Manzano (right), 99th CONS contracting journeyman, discuss plans of a contract at the Contracting office, Jan. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th CONS has been awarded the…

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TAP curriculum available online for separating service members

Posted  January 10, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program, or TAP, online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP, now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success, is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for…

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Stepping forward

Posted  January 10, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Recently I came across an interesting quote from Admiral Togo Heihachiro, Commander of the Japanese Fleet during the Battle of Tsushima in 1905: “If your sword is too short, take one step forward.” Given the environment of reduced budgets, fiscal challenges and potential manpower shortages facing the Air Force, this quote…

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