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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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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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Dempsey: Decision on troop levels in Afghanistan matches objectives with resources

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued the following statement today following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the post-2014 U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan: “Looking ahead to 2015, it’s clear that Afghanistan will be challenged with the multiple tasks of seating a new government, confronting persistent threats from those…

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Health & Safety

Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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Salutes & Awards

Freedom, fortitude, sacrifice: CMSAF commemorates fallen

Posted  May 30, 2014

Air Force senior leaders and members of the Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeants Association gathered for a Memorial Day service and wreath laying ceremony May 26, 2014, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

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Dempsey rejects notion of exhausted United States

Posted  May 30, 2014

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United States is not politically exhausted, “and it would be a mistake to come to that conclusion,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said during an interview here today. “In fact, it would be a mistake to decide that we are politically exhausted or weary militarily,” the chairman of the Joint…

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Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

Posted  May 30, 2014

Green Flag 14-07 was held May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base

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AF releases master sergeant promotion list

Posted  May 30, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 4,000 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced May 22. To see the selectee list, go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil and search for the active duty enlisted promotions home page, or to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil. To access test…

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Health & Safety

Hagel orders comprehensive military health system review

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will lead the review, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The review, Kirby said, will focus on access to care and an assessment of…

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI 1-2…

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Events

Community Happenings – May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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