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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Motorcycle track day offers speed, safety

Posted  January 18, 2013

There is nothing else on the road an average person can buy that accelerates, handles, or brakes like a modern day sport bike, but where can you go to enjoy these speeds and awesome handling characteristics without fear of a speeding ticket?

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Military basketball teams compete at Nellis, Vegas

Posted  January 18, 2013

The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons basketball team played a close game against the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Jan. 12, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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57th Wing holds annual load crew competition

Posted  January 18, 2013

The load crew competition took place this year, Jan. 11, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew members were evaluated on their safety, speed, and use of the checklist.

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman,…

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75 day leave carryover extended

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through…

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AF releases new ‘vision’ document

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish Senior Airman Ryan Ott and Staff Sgt. Tim Sullivan, 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron F-22 Egress and Systems specialists, guide an F-22 canopy onto a Raptor at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a new Vision document today outlining the force’s vision and…

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Ask The Doc

Posted  January 18, 2013

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 7:30…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Adamarie Lewis-Paige, Photo by Abner Guzman “Fit for Freedom” poster (AFNS) — Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating…

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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, or separate before Feb. 15

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues. Airmen…

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