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Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Air Force

AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Most Honorable Son

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

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Creech Airmen honor their military kids

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

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Airman fights toward dream

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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Salutes & Awards

Nellis closes National Police Week with formal retreat

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Maj. Richard Martin, 99th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to military members and civilians at Freedom Park during a final guard mount and formal retreat ceremony as part of National Police Week May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The final guard mount and retreat…

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Local community hosts military appreciation event

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to active duty military members, retirees and civilians during the Nellis, Creech and Military Veterans Appreciation Day at Craig Ranch Park May 17 in North Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 8,000 people attended the inaugural event.

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 23, 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…

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Financial stability key to battle ready Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Financial stability and preparedness mean one less distraction Airmen have to face while completing their mission. The Airman and Family Readiness Center has resources available to Airmen on Nellis Air Force Base seeking assistance with managing their finances. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Every…

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Exercise Angel Thunder 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Bradley Church Senior Airman Derek McCormick, a pararescueman with the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., participates in a mass casualty exercise during Exercise Angel Thunder, Camp Navajo, Flagstaff, Ariz., May 9. Angel Thunder is a multilateral annual exercise that supports the DOD’s training requirements for…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and continues…

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Eligible officers may apply for advanced degree, experience programs

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers interested in 2015 advanced academic degree and experience broadening opportunities can now apply for various developmental programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Some officers may also be eligible to apply for instructor pipeline programs with the U.S. Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account.  “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted  May 23, 2014

The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National Summit on Strategic Communications at the Washington Plaza Hotel recently.

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799th SFS, local law enforcement gather to recognize Police Week

Posted  May 23, 2014

In honor of National Police Week, the 799th Security Forces Squadron, local highway patrol officers and the Las Vegas Police Department gathered at Creech Air Force Base for several demonstrations, challenges, a retreat ceremony and a vigil run May 12-16.

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