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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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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 20, 2015

Q: How do I report my divorce to TRICARE?   A: To report your divorce: • Visit a local ID card office with a copy of your divorce decree; • Fax a copy of your divorce decree to 1-831-655-8317; or • Mail a copy of your divorce decree to: Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office…

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Community Happenings – March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 2015

365th ISR stands up at Nellis U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis The 365th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group activates during a ceremony with the passing of the group’s guidon to Col. Michael. W. Johanek (right) from Col. Michael Stevenson, 363rd ISR Wing commander, at the Viper Hangar on Nellis Air…

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799th SFS K9 handlers demonstrate military working dog skills, training

Posted  March 14, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Senior Airman Dominick Young, 799th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, takes a bite from MWD Samuel, while his handler, Staff Sgt. Anique Brassard, 799th SFS, prepares to give the release command during a K9 demonstration March 2 inside the Indian Springs Elementary School’s gymnasium….

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AMMO brings ‘boom’ to Red Flag

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Austin Woosley, left, 57th Maintenance Squadron Munitions Flight crew member, and Senior Airman Forrest Patten, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., 55th Maintenance Squadron stockpile surveillance member, prepares a munition before it can be attached to an aircraft at the munitions storage area…

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SecAF introduces diversity initiatives

Posted  March 13, 2015

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James kicked off Women’s History Month by speaking to attendees during the Center for a New American Security “Women and Leadership in National Security” conference in Washington, D.C., March 4, 2015.   “There’s simply no country in the world as widely diverse as the U.S.” James…

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Total force creates realistic training, cost savings

Posted  March 13, 2015

NEW LONDON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.C., — ‘Train like we fight’ and ‘do more with less’ are mottos echoing the walls of countless conference rooms across the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force daily — and for good reason. U.S. military missions continue to expand while concurrently trying to balance shrinking budgets and…

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Why can’t I get a medical appointment when I want it?

Posted  March 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Have you ever called for a medical appointment and been frustrated because you couldn’t get in at the time and date you desired? Have you ever wondered why you are advised to utilize the 99th MDG emergency room or offered a telephone consult also known as “T-con”? So have…

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Oath of enlistment

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, gives the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, March 8. The recruits are in the delayed entry program awaiting a date to leave for Basic Military Training at Joint Base…

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‘Bug’ transforms Airman into actor

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Capt. Ryan Hess, Air Force officer, right, towers over a fellow co-star as he plays the fictional character Jerry Goss in the play “Bug,” Jan. 25 at the Cockroach Theatre in Las Vegas. Ryan is often found starring as an emcee in military balls, hosting fundraisers…

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Pharmacy services to consolidate at satellite pharmacy

Posted  March 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning March 23, 2015, the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will move most of their operations to the satellite pharmacy in order to allow for complete reconstruction. Patients who see a provider at the medical center and have prescriptions entered at their appointment will…

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