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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 9, 2014

Q.“If I buy TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage be effective?” A.TRICARE Standard/Extra and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard coverage is effective the first day of the next month, or the first day of the month requested up to 90 days in the future as long as your application and premium payment are received by…

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Community Happenings – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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Families reunite after deployment

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE disembark a Boeing 767-300ER returning from deployment April 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen were returning from a seven month deployment in Southwest Asia. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE returned…

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Finding light through darkness

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Shanika Stewart, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, adjusts IMPACT portable suction unit inside an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ATC is a deployable medical tent to support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care…

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B-1 bombers blast off into night

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam middle left: A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-1B Lancers can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against…

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Engineer deploys to Belize for humanitarian mission

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar Airman 1st Class Sterling Depew, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavements and heavy equipment operator, lays block at the Stella Maris school construction site, April 3, 2014, Belize City, Belize. U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine engineers are partnering with members of the Belize Defence Force to…

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April 23 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s update features the latest voluntary and involuntary matrices, officer reduction in force boards, and voluntary separation pay and temporary early retirement authority information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Updated matrices now available Updated voluntary and involuntary…

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AF top Airman gives insight to budget decisions

Posted  May 2, 2014

“The demand for what the Air Force provides is on the rise; unfortunately, the supply is going in the other direction,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests…

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