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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Microchips help return lost furry friends

Posted  August 22, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Dr. Michael Simpson, a Department of Army Civilian Veterinary medical officer, scans ‘P.J.,’ a military working dog, for a microchip number at the Nellis Veterinary Treatment Facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. Military working dogs are required to have microchips due to…

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Airmen compete for spot on base football team

Posted  August 22, 2014

Nellis Airmen compete during flag football tryouts for the base team at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 16. Airmen participate in team sports as a way to build morale and boost friendly competition.

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CHIEFchat: ACAs, future Enlisted Performance Reports

Posted  August 22, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, how it influences enlisted performance reports, and how those reports will affect future promotions during his latest CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity, here. “Its important people get ready for this idea…

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CSAF Call to Airmen: 2015 Reading List

Posted  August 22, 2014

For the past eight years, the chiefs of staff of the Air Force, along with the chief master sergeants of the Air Force, have created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring material that invigorates and gives a perspective to Airmen in their Air Force careers, highlighting a common theme.

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No money, no mission: ACC’s busiest CPTS keeps Nellis, Creech in check

Posted  August 22, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler 2nd Lt. Chase Lehocky, 99th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, waits to be helped at the finance office at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., Aug. 18. Customer service technicians from the 99th Comptroller Squadron handle all permanent change of station payments, post-deployment financial actions, government travel…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 22, 2014

Q. Have health questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line. A.Sometimes it’s hard to know when to seek medical help for urgent health problems. Having access to a trusted medical professional at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The new TRICARE Nurse Advice Line does just that. Starting April 25, 2014, all TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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Community Happenings – August 22, 2014

Posted  August 22, 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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New inspection system taking form at Nellis

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika With the new Air Force Inspection System taking form, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen will no longer spend weeks and months preparing for a one-week inspection, but rather be graded on their overall performance over a two-year cycle. Another important change brought on…

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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Nellis’ newest mayor discusses hopes, goals

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, shares a story with a member of the 99th Contracting Squadron during his unit immersion at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Boutwell, who is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, once served…

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