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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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Salutes & Awards

Looking back: Commander’s tour at 99th ABW ends

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, engages in an on-camera interview with local news media during a tour of Tule Springs fossil beds in Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. Cornish and other 99th ABW leaders visited the site to show support for a…

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Not alone: Stressed families have options, support

Posted  June 27, 2014

NELLIS AIR BASE, Nev. — Being a part of a military family and living the military life can bring added stress to everyday life stressors. The added stress can range from deployments, to financial issues, to everyday family matters. Luckily, there are resources available on Nellis to help families, and individual family members, cope with the…

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419th LRS trains at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Elizabeth Bingham, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fuels journeyman, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drains fuel from a fuel tank June 20 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Members from the 419th LRS, in various career fields such as, supply, traffic and vehicle management, conducted…

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Health & Safety

Be safe this Fourth of July

Posted  June 27, 2014

With the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, many people are making plans to celebrate with their friends and families. While having fun is important, it is paramount to keep safety as the number one priority. The National Safety Council in Itasca, Ill. warns that the combination of alcohol, fireworks and driving can…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 27, 2014

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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U.S. Army, Air Force team up for joint force exercise

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo Senior Airman Spencer Smith, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conducts pre-flight inspections on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft before departing Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 22. Smith and other Airmen visited Creech AFB as part of Joint Forcible Entry, an…

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Community Happenings – June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 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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2013 Drinking Water Quality Report Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  June 27, 2014

This report, although required by the Environmental Protection Agency, is distributed by Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as our communication to you, the consumer. The drinking water on the installation has been tested and certified as “safe to drink”. The information in this report is a snapshot of calendar year 2013 drinking water quality at…

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Revamped USAFWS program takes flight

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Two C-17 Globemasters assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., park on the Nellis AFB flightline June 17. The C-17s are temporally deployed to Nellis in support of the U.S. Air Forces Weapons School, Joint Forcible Entry. JFE is part of…

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Chasing runner’s high

Posted  June 20, 2014

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — I hear it all the time: “I hate running.” To be honest, I didn’t like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me. My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics —…

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