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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Salutes & Awards

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. The passing of the guidon signals the official…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Air Force

Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Health & Safety

Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, performs a shoulder dumb bell press with the assistance of his trainer, Staff Sgt. Travis Mitchell, 99th LRS, NCO in charge of fuels preventive maintenance, at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force…


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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Released: Airman turns career around after confinement

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Council Jones, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron airman dormitory leader, poses for a photo in front of a dorm on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. As a young Airman, Jones spent 30 days in a correctional confinement facility for an expletive-laced rant…

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Airman fights toward dream

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Justin Krantz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., aspires to be on the U.S. Air Force boxing team. Krantz has gone to numerous tournaments and participated in about 50 amateur fights. He was the 2014 Texas…

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99th SFS defends Nellis day, night

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Victor Morales, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrol leader, fills out a traffic citation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 27. The 99th SFS provides flight line security, police services, antiterrorism and force protection for Nellis and Creech AFBs.   U.S. Air Force photo by…

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COMACC: ACC must set priorities, be innovative

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, visited here April 20 and 21 to see the mission firsthand and meet with Airmen at several locations around the base. 

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AF releases new integrated priority list

Posted  May 1, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force released its second comprehensive two-year integrated priority list this month. The IPL strategically orders requirements for facility sustainment, restoration, modernization, environmental, energy, dormitory and demolition projects across the Air Force. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center builds the IPL based on requirements developed in the field….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 1, 2015

Q: I just got married, how do I sign up my spouse for TRICARE? A: You need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by completing an application for uniformed services ID card and DEERS Enrollment, DD Form 1172, and providing the required documentation to a uniformed services ID card-issuing facility….

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Community Happenings – May 1, 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

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. Veterans Affairs ID card will no longer provide access to Nellis: Effective May 1, 2015,…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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57th AMXS TSgt saves AF $5 million

Posted  April 24, 2015

As a 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon specialist flight expediter, Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein manages the avionics, electro-environmental and propulsions systems in the aircraft.

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NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

Posted  April 24, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to…

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April is America’s PrepareAthon month

Posted  April 24, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone plays an important role in bolstering our preparedness for hazards of all types. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched the “America’s PrepareAthon” campaign to build and sustain national preparedness. Thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, and local governments across the nation are actively participating in America’s PrepareAthon, a…

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