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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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RPAs prove vital in fight against ISIL

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo An MQ-9 Reaper performs touch-and-go flight patterns June 13, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft that is employed primarily as an intelligence-collection asset and secondarily against dynamic execution targets. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE,…

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CJCS visits Creech, gives praise to Airmen

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks during an all-call at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. This visit was the last domestic visit before Dempsey tours the overseas bases. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — U.S. Army…

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CATM puts shots on target

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Continuing evolution: 75 years of Nellis History

Courtesy photo Western Air Express Air Field, pictured here in 1941, was a central hub for passengers and mail going to and from Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. Today, Western Air Express Air Field has become Nellis Air Force Base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Closing in on its 75th anniversary, Nellis AFB…


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‘Blue’ forces power through Red Flag 15-3

Posted  July 24, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the U.S. and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 24, 2015

Q: Does TRICARE cover breastfeeding counseling (lactation counseling)? A: Yes, you may get up to six individual outpatient breastfeeding/lactation counseling sessions, per birth event when: • Your provider bills using one of the preventive counseling procedure codes • Breastfeeding/lactation counseling is the only service you get • You see a TRICARE-authorized provider These sessions are…

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Community Happenings – July 24, 2015

Posted  July 24, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Master Sgt. Alicia A. Walters assigned to the 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Capt. Melissa Rountree at melissa.rountree@us.af.mil or 702-653-2096. 2015 Air Force Ball: Make plans to attend this great event celebrating…

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First week of RF 15-3 wraps up

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 13. The 366th Fighter Wing, assigned to Mountain Home AFB, is the lead wing of Red Flag 15-3, which…

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Wormuth stresses whole-of-government approach to ISIL

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — The campaign in Syria and Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is a whole-of-government approach, the undersecretary of defense for policy stressed July 13 during a Center for International Studies military strategy forum in here. Christine E. Wormuth is the latest official to emphasize that ISIL cannot be defeated…

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F-35A plays role for first time in USAFWS Integration Phase

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The second F-35 Lightning II assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School lands at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 18. The integration of the F-35 into the syllabus will better prepare Weapons School students for future conflicts, as well as increase the effectiveness of…

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I am an American Airman

Posted  July 17, 2015

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — I am an American Airman … at least that’s what the Creed says. But what do I say when people ask what I am; geo-spatial analyst, intelligence analyst, command chief, Airman …  At what point do I stop identifying with my Air Force Specialty Code, career field, or duty position and…

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New DOD agency focuses on improvised threats

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Because it takes a network to defeat a network, the Defense Department’s newest agency to stay at the forefront of improvised threats made its debut here July 13. DOD’s Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency, or JIDA, is built from what had been the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. It is a combat support…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted  July 17, 2015

WASHINGTON — Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training…

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Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

Posted  July 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Capt. David, 432nd Wing remotely piloted aircraft pilot, seeks out the chaplain for guidance where he learned about the other services of the human performance team. The HPT is unique to Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and is comprised of the chaplain corps, operational psychologist,…

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