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

AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Air Force

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Sports

823rd MXS sets spike to win

After battling through an eight-week volleyball season and outlasting 15 other teams, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron defeated the 99th Medical Group to claim the 2014 Intramural Volleyball Championship title at the Warrior Fitness Center here Sept. 12.


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Japanese senior vice-minister of defense visits Nellis

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, shakes hands with Akinori Eto, Japanese senior vice-minister of defense, during his visit Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Eto’s visit included a mission over view of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin O’Shea
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Commanders nominate Airmen for special duties

Posted  September 13, 2013

Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will require Airmen to be nominated and vetted through an approval process beginning Oct. 1.

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U.S., Chinese reps stress progress in consultative talks

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense officials from the United States and China met in Beijing yesterday and discussed how to continue the progress that has taken place in the military relationship between their countries, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Sept. 10. In a statement summarizing the 14th annual defense consultative talks, Little said James N….

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship…

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Green Flag-West 13-10 delivers training opportunities for coalition partner

Posted  September 13, 2013

Green Flag-West 13-10 provided the German air force the ability to train on air-to-ground tactics and to certify the Guided Bomb Unit 54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Monition Sept. 3 through Sept. 13.

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and “door buster” sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. “Although we aren’t offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings…

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