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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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Chaplains help build relationships

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Klodnicki, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, helps coworkers find a solution to their problems during a counseling session at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12. The Nellis chapel will be hosting a relationship seminar Jan. 9, open to all ID card…

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AMMOS CSC class 15A graduates

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Maj. Jesse Hasenkampf (center), commander of the 159th Maintenance Squadron from Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans, La., is named the distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School Combat Support Course Class 15A at the Club at Nellis…

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926th Wing activated at Nellis, Creech

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Wing commander, speaks to the crowd as Maj. Mckay Kingry, 926th WG inspector general, watches during the wing’s activation ceremony Dec. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 926th WG includes more than 1,300 reservists integrated with active duty Air Force…

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82nd Airborne integrates with USAFWS for JFE 14B

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Guerrero Eleven C-130H Hercules’ from various Air National Guard units and 13 C-130J Super Hercules’ from the 317th Airlift Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepare to take off from Dyess AFB in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Joint Forcible Entry Exercise…


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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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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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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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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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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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