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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…


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100 pounds later: new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA — I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Stress; coping with reality

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Deal with it” is a phrase most people know all too well. How does one struggle through the everyday leaps and bounds of life? When the world crumbles at your feet and all feels lost, do you throw in the flag of resistance, or do you cope with the struggles of…

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Nellis participates in 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 28, 2014

Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard Airman 1st Class Therman Thomas posts the Air Force flag during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Club March 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The National Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President, members of Congress and other government leaders gathered to reaffirm the nation’s…

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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure…

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New Lightning AMU officially opens

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II sits on display in the new Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar March 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new hangar will also have an engine maintenance addition built into the facility. Engine maintenance will now be…

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Air Force Assistance Fund campaign update

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This is the last week off the 41st annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range. With its permanent campaign theme, “Commitment to Caring”, the AFAF has a long legacy of providing worldwide critical assistance to Air Force members and…

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As Nutrition Awareness month ends; eating healthy doesn’t have to

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When people start eating, some start to wonder how many calories are in this and how much weight will be gained. Nutrition Awareness Month kicked off in March and dietitians are ready to answer people’s questions on how to start better eating habits. “Nutrition awareness is important as this helps…

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Additional fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for…

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TRICARE service centers to ‘go virtual’ April 1

Posted  March 28, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walk-in service at TRICARE service centers in the United States is ending April 1. TRICARE officials said the change reflects “the always growing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often now turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions about their health care.” TRICARE patients have a wide…

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Commissaries showcase fruits, veggies for ‘Little Heroes’ in April

Posted  March 28, 2014

To honor military children, commissaries have fun ways for parents and their “little heroes” to learn about the nutritious value of fruits and vegetables.

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