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Weapons School honors newest graduates

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School is pleased to announce the graduates from USAFWS Class 15-A

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

Hunters save lives through RPA Human Performance Team

As the persistent demand for remotely piloted aircraft support increases, the burden on the Airmen who fly, maintain, and support these operations also increases, often times leaving some questioning their ability to continue in this rewarding but highly stressful job.

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Employment Assistance Program aids military members’ transition

When a military member separates or retires from service, a reality check might kick in when they begin looking for new employment. Many don’t have a plan when they leave the military, but the Nellis AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program can help ease the transition.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

34th WPS celebrates 20th anniversary

A small room slowly fills with people trickling in and big, boisterous laughs permeate the air. Officers and Airmen in flight suits and civilians who used to don the uniform are standing in groups and eating food as old friends greet each other and new acquaintances are made.

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31st TES F-35s take on Green Flag 15-08

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron played the U.S. Army’s primary close air support platform during the latest iteration of the Green Flag exercise, GF 15-08, as the Air Force’s program works toward its goal of declaring initial operational capability by the end of this year.


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Nellis leadership opens fire during police week

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Belts containing 7.62mm rounds sit in front of a Humvee mounted M240B machine gun during a base leadership familiarization event as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The M240B has a maximum fire rate of 950 rounds per minute….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 23, 2014

Q.“How much are the premiums for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program?” A.We update premium rates annually. The current premiums are: Fiscal Year 2014* Individual Coverage   $1,193 per quarter Family Coverage  $2,682 per quarter * The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, 2013, and…

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Community Happenings – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Air Force Men’s Volleyball Team trains at Nellis AFB U.S. Air…

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Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted  May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the latest voluntary separation pay recoupment, Palace Chase and Palace Front opportunities, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, voluntary separation pay and civilian force management information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic…

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Celebrating 65 years: USAF Aircraft Gunnery School evolves into USAFWS

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The United States Air Force Weapons School celebrated their 65th anniversary May 15 at Nellis AFB. The 65-year tradition of excellence associated with the USAFWS continues as today’s graduates help to transform and inspire our nation’s combat capabilities and the next generation of Airmen. NELLIS…

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Man of honor: Decorated war veteran passes away

Posted  May 16, 2014

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Jim Kasler (right), a decorated war veteran passed away April 24. Kasler’s service spanned 31 years and three wars. He earned 76 awards for valor and service. In addition to being the only man awarded the Air Force Cross three times. He was decorated twice with the Silver Star, a Legion…

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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he…

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99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September 2013. The upgrades were implemented after…

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Parkinson’s traveler runs for awareness

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Marcus Cranston, 99th Medical Group director of medical education endocrinology and preventive medicine, starts a four-mile run May 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Starting April 4, Cranston ran four miles in 44 different countries over the course of four weeks to raise awareness for Parkinson’s…

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