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First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.

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Armory: A home for weapons

Before members of the 99th Security Forces Squadron report for duty, they must receive all the weapons, munitions and any other gear they may need for the duration of their shift.

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Nellis Open House brings history to life

The Nellis Open House is scheduled to take place Nov. 8 and 9. This year there are more than 15 different aircraft scheduled to fly, spanning 71 years of aviation history.

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ADC: An undue influence to justice

In the event trouble attaches itself to an Airman; the Area Defense Counsel is available to provide confidential counsel. Whether the Airman is under investigation, facing an Article 15, letter of reprimand or other adverse actions, the ADC is available.

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Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, who was previously stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, thought his life was over, literally.


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I’ll flip you for it attitude

Posted  October 25, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — “I’ll flip you for it.”  I’m sure we’ve all heard those words, but I’m willing to bet not many have heard them come from a noncommissioned officer. When I first heard those words nearly 10 years ago as an airman first class, I’ll admit I thought it was funny….

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Salutes & Awards

Airmen save drowning child

Posted  October 25, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen receive training throughout their career to help them perform during stressful situations and to focus on the mission. That’s exactly what Lt. Col. Ryan Messer, 17th Weapons Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Edward Casey, 388th Operations Support Squadron commander, at Hill AFB, Utah, did during a weekend vacation Oct….

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57th AMXS Lightning AMU conducts first hot pit training

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. William Rispoli, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, marshals an F-35 Lightning II at the revetments Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine, fifth-generation multirole fighter that performs ground attack, reconnaissance, and air defense missions with…

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Biomedical equipment Airmen maintain life-saving equipment

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Biomedical equipment Airmen from the 99th Medical Support Squadron Bioenvironmental Equipment Flight perform evaluations on medical devices at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal medical Center Oct. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Other career tasks include implementing organizational maintenance support for all medical devices used…

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DoD

Hagel stresses workforce’s value after ‘manufactured crisis’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a message to the Defense Department’s workforce today, welcoming back employees furloughed by the 16-day government shutdown and emphasizing their value to the nation.

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Health & Safety

AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Combined Federal Campaign resumes as shutdown ends

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive, interrupted by the 16-day federal government shutdown, has resumed. Susan A. Yarwood, director of human resources for Washington Headquarters Services, which manages the Defense Department’s CFC participation, announced the resumption in a memo to all DOD personnel. According to the campaign’s website, CFC is the world’s…

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Air Force tuition assistance back on

Posted  October 25, 2013

Courtesy graphic WASHINGTON — As a result of the passed continuing resolution legislation, the Air Force is in the process of returning operations to normal pre-shutdown status, to include the reinstatement of military tuition assistance. The continuing resolution will fund the Air Force under the fiscal year 2013 sequester funding levels, which will enable the…

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Military parenting website assists communication

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children. Pam Murphy, the Defense Department’s lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.militaryparenting.org offers unprecedented, comprehensive and free…

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Health & Safety

Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 25, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”)…

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