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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 22, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Community Happenings – November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Promotion Ceremony change: The 99th Air Base Wing Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is now scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 27 at…

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E-3 Sentry AWACS aircrew orchestrates Green Flag-West battle space

Posted  November 15, 2013

Capt. Robert Winston, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer, participates in a Green Flag-West exercise on an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft Nov. 5 in support of ground training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Green Flag-West is a Close Air Support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Warfare Center…

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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted  November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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‘Keep calm, carry on …’

Posted  November 15, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The slogan, developed in 1939 by the British government at the brink of World War II, still holds true today. With government shut down, sequestration, furloughs, etc., Airmen’s confidence in the future may be shaken. Change and reductions have already started. What we do not know is just how far cuts…

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Count blessings as Thanksgiving draws near

Posted  November 15, 2013

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — It’s no secret that in life some days are just plain better than others. Yesterday was quite simply one of those better days. Yesterday was quite simply one of those better days — laughs, jokes, work, fun, shared experiences and food. It reminded me that when we sit together, break…

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Six Nellis Airmen earn chief stripe

Posted  November 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The following 99th Air Base Wing, 57th Wing and the Nevada Test and Training Range senior master sergeants have been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant. The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, notified Airmen across the service of their selection for promotion Nov….

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Service members, retirees meet Oliver North during book signing

Posted  November 15, 2013

Oliver North speaks to fans at the Exchange during a book signing Nov. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. North signed autographs for his book “American Heroes, On the Homefront” during his visit to Nellis AFB. North is currently the host of “War Stories with Oliver North” on the Fox News Channel. North served…

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Nellis AFB supports Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade

Posted  November 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard members march down 4th Street during the Las Vegas Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Las Vegas. Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, provided opening remarks before the parade began and redeploying Airmen participated in…

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57th Wing leadership signs CFC pledge forms

Posted  November 15, 2013

Brig. Gen. Charles Moore (left), 57th Wing commander, and Col. Craig Baker, 57th Wing vice commander fill out the Combined Federal Campaign pledge forms in Moore’s office as Airman 1st Class Chyann Walsh, 57th Wing knowledge operator and CFC program coordinator, observes Nov. 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The CFC is the world’s…

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