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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

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Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

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Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…


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Funding issues have differing impacts on base services

Posted  October 11, 2013

The absence of funding sent 1,100 Nellis civilians home Oct. 1 as congressional negotiations failed to produce a solid budget for fiscal 2014. The financial shortfalls prompted the base to start an orderly shutdown of activities.

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New Defense Health Agency to streamline functions

Posted  October 11, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The government shutdown did not stop the official opening Oct. 1 of the Defense Health Agency, a major streamlining effort of military medicine that has been in the works for three decades and signed into law earlier this year. “This day has been a long time in coming, and represents a…

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505th TEG more than just testing, evaluation

Posted  October 11, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Don’t be confused by the name. The 505th Test and Evaluation Group does more than just testing and evaluation. The focus of the 505th TEG is not on one particular mission set. Tasks the group completes range from distributing mission operations, virtual training, radar evaluation, operational-level training and integrating tests….

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Communication key in protecting security clearance during financial hardships

Posted  October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — As the government shutdown continues, Air Force leadership wants their civilian workforce to communicate well and often as possible financial challenges arise – something that could impact one’s security clearance. With such a large number of civilians possessing security clearances, including many workers in the space and cyber theaters, leaders want the civilian…

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Furlough Raises Questions on Civilian Leave, Pay

Posted  October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — Only those Defense Department civilians recalled from furlough under the Pay Our Military Act may take annual and sick leave, a Pentagon spokesman said Oct. 8. “Employees who remain on furlough are in a nonpay, nonduty status, so there is no leave to take,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen explained. So a civilian…

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Hagel receives update on shutdown from service leaders

Posted  October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top leadership, including the service secretaries and service chiefs, updated Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Oct. 7 on the impact of the ongoing government shutdown, Pentagon officials reported. In a statement summarizing the meeting, officials said Hagel was pleased that most DOD civilians are returning to work this week, and that…

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Pest Management controls plant, insect, bird populace

Posted  October 11, 2013

Currently, the 99th CES pest management office at Nellis AFB is the largest in the Air Force.

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Air National Guardsman recalls road to comedic success

Posted  October 11, 2013

When on-duty, serving in the Oregon Air National Guard, Staff Sgt. Juan Canopii, 114th Fighter Squadron aircraft flight equipment craftsman, helps aircrews and pilots get from the ground to the air ensuring their flight equipment is in proper working order.

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Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team competes at Nellis AFB

Posted  October 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Matthew Kinsey, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team member, prepares to throw a ball to first base during a Wounded Warrior softball game at the baseball field at Freedom Park Oct. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The WWAST played against Airmen from Nellis and Creech…

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Airmen read to children for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Staff Sgt. Shakuntala Willis, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, reads to children at the child development center during Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Hispanic Heritage Month committee coordinated with the child development center to hold this book reading. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated…

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