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Think before you drink: LVAADD saves careers, lives

On most Friday and Saturday nights, bars and nightclubs in Las Vegas are filled with people packed in like sardines.

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Airman uses passion to restore ‘survivor’ car

In 1971 “Fury” was born. She had a smooth fuselage body painted in Spanish gold with four headlights, a horizontal grille and two doors. She came equipped with a nylon/foam seat and carpet, a clock, and concealed wipers.

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Red Flag offers B-52 crews training that ‘can’t be beat’

U.S. Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadon, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., taxis for take off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 15. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber capable of dropping or launching a wide variety…

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‘Thunder’ rolls at Fort Irwin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airmen assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., look on as an A-10 Thunderbolt II departs from the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., July 16. An austere field landing allows for the A-10 pilots to push in, refuel, and…

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Hill activates their first F-35 fighter squadron

U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd Lt. Col. George R. Watkins addresses the audience and squadron members during the 34th Fighter Squadron activation ceremony July 17 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The 34th FS will be the first combat squadron to fly the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II….


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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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66th Rescue Squadron aid in civilian search, rescue

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force Photo Using a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter team from the 66th Rescue Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base (shown here), local law enforcement and service members from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., searched for a lost child in Arizona, earlier in January. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thirteen members of the…

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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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