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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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Judge Advocate General Corps announces law school programs

Posted  November 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our…

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Duck Dynasty Star signs autographs, offers wisdom to Nellis Airmen

Posted  November 15, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen look on as Jason Feinberg, FOX5 correspondent, interviews Duck Dynasty star, Si Robertson, at the Exchange Nov. 12 at Nellis AFB. Robertson was on-hand to meet with fans and sign copies of his book, “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.”

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Military Working Dog Instructor rides for recovery

Posted  November 15, 2013

“Making a difference in the lives of healing heroes” is a motto the Ride 2 Recovery organization members live by and one that Staff Sgt. Brent Olson, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron military working dog instructor, set out to honor during the Las Vegas Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Nov. 9.

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Two million flight hours tip of untapped RPA capabilities

Posted  November 15, 2013

LAS VEGAS. — Reaching 2 million flight hours for the remotely piloted aircraft community was just the beginning of the still untapped capabilities of the systems and program. This feat continues to expand the future of the RPA community with infinite possibilities. Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said hitting a milestone with…

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Propulsion Shop keeps aircraft flying

Posted  November 15, 2013

The 57th MXG Propulsion Shop is responsible for the maintenance of 185 aircraft engines; here's how they do it.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 15, 2013

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain…

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Community Happenings – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 2013

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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted  November 14, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: · Civilian Wage Employee all Federal Wage System employees · Civilian Program Specialist…

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Deputy Secretary of Defense bids farewell to Nellis AFB Airmen

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Dr. Ashton Carter, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense speaks to Airmen at the Thunderbird Hangar Nov. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Carter visited Nellis AFB to tour the installation and thank Airmen for continuing to do their jobs during challenging times. NELLIS…

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Official describes ‘life skill’ of financial readiness

Posted  November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants service members to have the life skills to successfully manage their finances and create good credit ratings, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth said. Financial readiness lends itself to mission readiness, because it can be difficult for service members to focus on a…

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