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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted  January 24, 2014

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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Obama calls military sexual assaults ‘profound injustice’

Posted  January 24, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today addressed what he called the “profound injustice” of sexual assaults in the military. During a White House Council on Women and Girls event in the East Room, the president reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to preventing sexual violence in America. With Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and other Cabinet members on…

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Nominees sought for 2014 SAIGE Award

Posted  January 24, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 Society of American Indian Government Employees Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 22. The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award honors male and female military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who support the DOD global conflict…

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Airmen participate in annual load crew competition

Posted  January 24, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Thomas Holmes, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, guides an inert Mark-82 bomb onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during the annual load crew competition on the flightline Jan. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 24, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A. “Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until he/she turns 21 or 23 if he/she is enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning (approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department of…

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Community Happenings – January 24, 2014

Posted  January 24, 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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Nellis leadership pay final respects to fallen wingman

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., render a final salute to Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Hubbard, 53rd Test Management Group superintendent, while the Nellis AFB Honor Guard places his casket on a conveyor to load into an awaiting aircraft during a dignified transfer ceremony Jan. 10 at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas. Hubbard was…

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Nellis Airmen volunteer for search, rescue exercise

Posted  January 17, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An exercise entailing joint search and rescue capability centered on training members of the Red Rock Search and Rescue, Nevada Civil Air Patrol and National Association of Search and Rescue, lasted one week, split into two weekends, Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 3-5 at the Valley of Fire State Park, Perkins Airport…

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It is not just about you anymore

Posted  January 17, 2014

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — I could break out any Air Force Instruction, The Enlisted Force Structure, Air Force Doctrine Document 1-1, or even “The Little Blue Book” of the Air Force Core Values, all of which will tell you how to be the Airman you are supposed to be. All NCO’s should know…

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Nellis Air Force Base prepares for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wolf An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be taking part in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27-Feb. 14. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 414th Combat Training Squadron is gearing up to support and run…

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