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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Local

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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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 12, 2014

Q: Can I choose a civilian network provider? A: If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the United Health Care Military and Veterans call center 1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378) or www.uhcmilitarywest.com. If you do not live more than 30 minutes…

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Community Happenings – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 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. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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57th OSS assumes radar control from 99th CS

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Airport Surveillance Radar, ASR-9, keeps track of air traffic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept., 3. The 57th Operations Support Squadron took control of the responsibilities of maintaining the Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems from the 99th Communications Squadron on Sept. 1….

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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted  September 5, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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Eliminating stigma: Leadership responsibility

Posted  September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As a child, a close relative of mine committed suicide. In those days, mental health was only discussed in hushed tones and little support was available. I was shaped by this experience and in my military career, I have tried to create an environment where people feel comfortable discussing their problems and…

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Be aware: Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Stacy Cooper (Right), wife of Capt. Jenner Cooper, 99th Medical Group critical care resident nurse, discusses emergency awareness plans with her son Jonathan and daughter Aubrey at their home in Las Vegas Sept. 2. Emergency awareness plans cover a large range of topics like determining meeting…

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Celebrating women of character

Posted  September 5, 2014

Col. Kirsten Benford (right), 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, talks with Tech. Sgt. Ann Stanford, NCO in charge of the 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency, about the importance of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 annually to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Always vigilant: Command post provides oversight, assistance

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman Sarah Myers, 99th Air Base Wing Command Post junior controller, prepares to open a report while fielding a phone call at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21. Myers and other controllers in the command post are responsible for receiving and disseminating hazardous…

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Dietary supplements may affect career

Posted  September 5, 2014

  U.S service members are held to a high standard of physical fitness. In order to meet, or thoroughly surpass, these standards of fitness, many enlist the help of dietary supplements. Service members cite reasons for supplement use as looking for an extra boost of energy, weight management or increased amounts of protein for quicker…

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Biomedical sciences education, commissioning program application windows open

Posted  September 5, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen interested in biomedical sciences education, or BSC, or commissioning opportunities may be eligible for one or all of the four Biomedical Sciences Corps programs now accepting applications. Available BSC programs include the Army Baylor Doctor of Physical Therapy Training, the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences…

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