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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 5, 2015

Q.  Does TRICARE pay for exercise programs? A.  No. By law, TRICARE isn’t allowed to pay for exercise programs, even if your doctor recommends it. This includes exercise equipment, spas, whirlpools, hot tubs, swimming pools, health club memberships, the SilverSneakers® Fitness program, etc. If you live close to a military base, most have access to…

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Community Happenings – June 5, 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

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. Base Construction: Stafford Drive will be undergoing construction which will be broken up into five…

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Weapons School welcomes new commandant

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. The passing of the guidon signals the official…

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Air Force moves to bring about RPA mission relief

Posted  May 29, 2015

The Air Force is pursuing a range of options that will, in combination with a reset in the number of sustainable combat air patrols, help alleviate long-term stress on Remotely Piloted Aircraft crews. Initial efforts were announced by the Air Force Secretary and Chief of Staff earlier this year; new initiatives include incentive pay increases…

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Quiet pioneer wanted to fly

Posted  May 29, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Maj. Gen. Dewey K. K. Lowe didn’t set out to be a pioneer; like many of his generation, he just wanted to fly. Born to immigrant parents in 1924 in Oakland, California, his father died when he was just two, leaving his now-widowed mother to raise three small children….

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US Embassy Singapore, AF team up for diplomatic success

Posted  May 29, 2015

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, recently passed away at the age of 91. Given Lee’s stature and standing, all of us at U.S. Embassy Singapore expected a large state funeral and a high-level U.S. delegation would be named and arriving soon; the funeral was just a few short days away. It didn’t…

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

Posted  May 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Air Force officially released the Strategic Master Plan May 21, which is the latest in a series of strategic documents designed to guide the organizing, training and equipping of the force over the coming decades. The SMP builds on the strategic imperatives and vectors described in the capstone document, America’s Air Force:…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbed “Frankenphone 3.5 Ultra High Definition,” which simplifies life in the ground control station while flying remotely piloted…

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Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by…

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USAFWC vice commander throws first pitch

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, throws the first pitch during the Las Vegas 51s’ military appreciation night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas, May 22. This was the second game the Las Vegas 51s played against the Oklahoma City Dodgers…

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