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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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OTS shortens course length, increases efficiency

Posted  December 7, 2012

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note: To read comments by Airmen on this article, go to www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123328586) Beginning in January, the Air Force Officer Training School’s Basic Officer Training course will be shortened by three weeks, officials announced Dec. 4. Cutting the course from 12 weeks to nine weeks was the result of finding efficiencies in the…

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Comm Squadron wins intramural football championship — again

Posted  December 7, 2012

Catching a 20-yard touchdown pass . . . Giovanni Sumpter, 99th Communications Squadron, catches a 20-yard touchdown pass during the intramural championship game against the 99th Security Forces Squadron Nov 29, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base’s Warrior Fitness Center Football Field. The Communications team came into the game with two losses and played a…

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USAF AMMOS celebrates 10th anniversary, graduates 25th class

Posted  December 7, 2012

Courtesy Air Force Photo U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School, Combat Support Course, Class 123 B attendees. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On Nov. 20., 2012, , the U. S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School celebrated its 10th anniversary of expanding combat capability in the U. S. Air…

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Exchange gift cards personalize care packages for every member of the family

Posted  December 7, 2012

DALLAS, Texas — According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, six in 10 shoppers polled said they’d like to receive gift cards this holiday season, the most in the survey’s history. Whether in Afghanistan or Alaska, servicemembers also appreciate the value of a gift card during the holidays. Fortunately, Americans wishing to send support…

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Health & Safety

Running Safety

Posted  December 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Running is one sure fire way to stay fit and ready. More than 50 million people over the age of six years old actively participate in single activity exercises like running, cycling and walking. In 2008, 4,378 pedestrians were killed from traffic crashes in the U.S. and another 69,000…

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Ask the doc

Posted  December 7, 2012

Q. Does TRICARE cover long term care? A. TRICARE does not have a long term care benefit. You may need to look at purchasing long term care insurance coverage for assistance with long term care costs. TRICARE, like Medicare, is designed to cover medical care for illnesses or injuries, such as cancer, a broken arm,…

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Spouses, former spouses and children entitled to benefits

Posted  December 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — If you’re newly married, newly divorced, have dependent children or have a child who was born out of wedlock you may be confused about military benefits. Some family situations are complicated or even awkward, so Airmen may be reluctant to pursue benefits to which their dependents – or former…

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Weapons School continues with Mission Employment Phase training

Posted  December 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force continues their Mission Employment Phase training, scheduled through Dec. 12. Mission Employment Phase is the capstone, graduation exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. The exercise incorporates Air Force capabilities in diverse scenarios which…

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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center Commander Holiday Safety Message

Posted  December 7, 2012

“To all the men and women of the United States Air Force Warfare Center, during this holiday season Suzanne and I want to I want to thank you for your commitment and sacrifice to our nation. Without your dedication to the mission, our warfighters could not have accomplished the amazing things they have done this…

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AF competes in second ‘Cyber Flag’ at Nellis

Posted  December 7, 2012

(AFNS) — 24th Air Force, the U.S. Air Force’s cyber component to U.S. Cyber Command, took part in the Cyber Flag 13-1 training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Oct. 29 – Nov. 8. USCYBERCOM designed Cyber Flag to bring together Department of Defense cyber and information technology professionals to hone their cyber skills…

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