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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Local

USAF Weapons School JTAC graduates to receive hallowed patches

When the first five graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Weapons Instructor Course receive their diplomas during the school’s class 15-A graduation June 27, they will also be awarded the coveted graduate patch of the USAFWS and enter into an elite group of “patch wearer” brethren.

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561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs

Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Local

Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods

More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten. However, that’s not the case for this attic.

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

Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion

He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.


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Veterans

New VA initiatives to improve benefits delivery to Veterans and their families

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 16today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors. “This is an important milestone in our transformation to achieve the goal we established in…

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Health & Safety

Autism, early warning signs – TRICARE coverage available

Posted  April 20, 2012

Did you know a child as young as 1 year old can show signs of autism, according to Autism Speaks? “If your child does have autism, early intervention may be his or her best hope,” the organization says on its website. If you’re planning to have a baby or are currently pregnant, getting to know…

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Local

Nellis Child Development Centers show pride during Month of Military Child

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base Child Development Center is providing special events for children during the Month of the Military Child. Every April, the Department of Defense observes the Month of the Military Child. The DOD honors and celebrates the sacrifices and unique lifestyle of military children. The Nellis…

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Health & Safety

An apple a day keeps the dentist away

Posted  April 20, 2012

The military lifestyle comes with inconsistency in schedules, making it hard to maintain healthy habits.  Long hours, demanding missions and frequent travel can lead to a diet high in carbohydrates and a lack in oral care. Eating foods high in sugar causes tooth decay; so it is important to regulate sugar consumption and practice proper…

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Salutes & Awards

First ‘Diamond Sharp’ Award presented by Nellis First Sergeants

Posted  April 20, 2012

Left to right U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Warren Benge, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, Senior Airman Alexander MacPhail, 414th Combat Training Squadron system administrator, and Master Sgt. Brian Noethlich, 57th Operations Support Squadron first sergeant pose for the presentation of…

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Health & Safety

The Blue Ribbon promise: Parenting help, advocacy prevent child abuse

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983, the month has been set aside by presidential proclamation to advocate for the safety and welfare of children, expressed in a blue ribbon awareness campaign. That need for advocacy is just as great now. According to the National Maternal and Child…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman
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Health & Safety

Pediatrics puts heart into children’s health care

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Walking through a hospital can be an ominous task for many. For a child the long, pristine hallways can be even more daunting — unless they’re walking through the hallways of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center pediatrics clinic. Like most other aspects of the…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders
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Health & Safety

Firefighters teach fire safety to kids

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron made a visit to the Child Development Center...

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Salutes & Awards

Rescue pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted  April 20, 2012

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Weaver, 66th Rescue Squadron helicopter pilot, stands next to a HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter, April 12, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Capt Weaver was awarded the...

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership Class 12D

Posted  April 20, 2012

Airman Leadership Class 12D graduated April 12, 2012. Beginning as individuals, the group came together and left as one team. With their graduation, the 48 students — representing a diverse group of Air Force career fields, units and backgrounds — take the next step in their careers by becoming first line supervisors and leaders. Courtesy…

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