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JROTC cadets rappel with 58th RQS during Nellis AFB tour

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Members of the 58th Rescue Squadron secure the rappelling line for Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets as they descend the rappelling tower at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23. Three Army JROTC units toured Nellis AFB to expand their knowledge about the…

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Second PV array to be constructed on Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the largest solar photovoltaic array in the United States. Nevada Energy has recently been given the green light by the Public Utilities Commission to construct an new 18-megawatt photovoltaic array here. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — NV Energy has recently…

DOD photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. Sports

Super Bowl participants to troops: ‘you’re real heroes’

With the National Football League’s all-star game in the rear-view mirror, anticipation for the league’s championship — the final pro football game of the year — begins.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Air Force

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…


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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam
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Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp promotes bravery, courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Approximately 50 Air Force wounded warriors from around the country participated in an introductory adapted sports camp here Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 7, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Community Happenings – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASCAR Gate hours, March 7-9 Main Gate March 7: Outbound closed: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8: Open: 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (closed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) March 9: Open: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (closed 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Simons Gate March 7: Open: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam
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Silveria assumes command of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted  February 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center incoming commander, speaks to Airmen during an assumption of command ceremony in the Thunderbird hangar Feb. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of…

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Commentary

Airman celebrates top one percent

Posted  February 28, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When asked to be part of a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony here, I happily accepted. I love celebrating the accomplishments of our Airmen; it reminds me that we are part of the profession of arms. At the time, I had never been to a chief’s recognition ceremony, and…

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I got it

Posted  February 28, 2014

McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kansas — We hear a lot of buzzwords in the Air Force today. Some of the most recent and heavily used are wingman and resiliency. To me the real question is what a wingman is, and how to build a more resilient force. I consider the Air Force my family, and each…

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Salutes & Awards

AMMOS graduates AMSC Class 14A

Posted  February 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated a milestone recently, graduating its eighth Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Feb. 14, here. “The United States Air Force AMMOS is an institution for warriors. Students are selected because they have the greatest potential as graduates to expand combat…

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