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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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Chaplains help build relationships

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card…

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AMMOS CSC class 15A graduates

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf (center), commander of the 159th Maintenance Squadron from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., is named the distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School Combat Support Course Class 15A at the Club at Nellis…

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926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 926th WG includes more than 1,300 reservists integrated with active duty Air Force…

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82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise…


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Nellis and local community sweeten Airmen’s holidays

Posted  December 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and local community partners are joining together to donate more than 12,000 cookies for this year’s annual Airman Cookie Drive. The Airman Cookie Drive is a tradition during which donated confectionary delicacies are gifted to single Airmen living in the dormitories on Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases…

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Community Happenings – December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West Jazz Ensemble Christmas caroling: Nellis, Creech and the NTTR must have been nice this year! We are receiving some wonderful Christmas Caroling, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West Jazz Ensemble. They’ll be visiting Nellis today, starting with a 10 a.m. show at…

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Las Vegas Great Santa Run . . .

Posted  December 14, 2012

Representatives from the 99th Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic Airmen donate $500 to the Opportunity Village Dec. 1, 2012, after the 2012 Las Vegas Great Santa Run. The 5k charity run raised funds for Opportunity Village, which helps people with mental disabilities through programs such as vocational training, community employment, day services, advocacy, arts and…

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Shopping without breaking the bank

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the holidays approaching so quickly, it is no surprise to see copious amounts of money being spent to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers. Tips from the Airman and Family Readiness Center on budgeting and saving money this season can help bring Airmen and their families…

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Weapons School conducts Mission Employment Phase Exercise

Posted  December 14, 2012

The Mission Employment Phase is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range and incorporates Air Force capabilities in diverse scenarios which can include aircraft in conjunction with space and cyberspace assets.

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New process improves household goods shipments

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS)—A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient, while reducing lost and damaged shipments and saving the government money. The Defense Personal Property System, introduced in 2009 as a pilot program at 17 installations, now supports 90 percent of all military moves, said Jill Smith, personal property division chief…

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS) — The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3. “We are at the very start of this process,” said Dr. George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, during a Pentagon press…

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Transition GPS gives Airmen roadmap to success

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS)— A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military, according to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. The new program is mandatory versus…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates largest class in history

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School will graduate its largest class in history, Saturday, Dec. 15, Class 12B, with 106 Weapons Officers stepping out as graduates of this prestigious school. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons…

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Chill out – don’t stress this Holiday Season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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