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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 21, 2012

Q. I’m a Medicare-eligible former active duty service member. Do I file my claims with Medicare for care authorized under the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program? A. No. Since the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions benefit provides care as if you were on active duty, all claims for authorized care must be filed…

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Operation Dental Elf unites Nellis, local community

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the Southern Nevada Dental Society came together this holiday season to support the fourth Annual Operation Dental Elf. Operation Dental Elf is a charitable program developed by Robert Anderson, Southern Nevada Dental Society executive director, where local Nevada dentists collect gifts to donate to the 99th Dental…

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Wing commander discusses sexual assault crimes

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, held a commander’s call Dec. 11 at the base theater with an emphasis on sexual assault and a four part plan from Gen. Mark Welsh III, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to help prevent sexual assault crimes. Welsh gathered more…

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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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57th Wing earns 10th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Provide advanced, realistic, and relevant training focused on ensuring dominance in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.” That is the mission statement of the 57th Wing, the U.S. Air Force’s most diverse wing, as the unit continues to perform a dynamic role in ensuring the success of USAF objectives. Air Force…

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Basketball Registration: Youth Basketball Registration (players and coaches) will be held Jan 10-12, 2013. Season (practices) starts Jan. 28 or Feb. 4. Games will start 2 weeks later. Practices are at either5:15pm, 6:15pm or 7:15pm during the week and games are on week nights and Saturday mornings. The season will tentatively end on March…

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Military OneSource provides tax assistance service

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service for service members. “Military OneSource is a gateway to a free tax preparation service, partnered with H&R Block,” said Tony Jackson , a program analyst for the Military OneSource program office. “We also have tax consultants…

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. “It takes a strong…

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57th Airmen display weapons loading skills

Posted  January 11, 2013

A quarterly load crew competition was held Jan. 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen that competed were chosen by their section chiefs based on job performance.

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Thrift Savings Plan: Traditional or Roth, bottom line is saving when it matters most

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — With the current military retirement system, Airmen must serve in the military for 20 years before reaping retirement benefits, unless they are medically retired before hitting that mark. But what about Airmen who serve fewer than 20 years? What can they take away from their Air Force service beyond a medal, a handshake…

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