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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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Time Out Sports Lounge open for business

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Lt. Col. Mike Hulin, 99th Contracting Squadron commander, orders food at the Time Out Sports Lounge Sept. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Time Out Sports Lounge was closed for renovations and re-opened Sept. 3. The renovations included removing cracked and chipped floor finish, replacing a slab of decaying concrete and adding…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Q.  My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Air National guardsmen assist in fire fighting efforts

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ed Drew California Air National guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing perform precision water bucket drops Aug. 26 in support of the Rim Fire suppression operation at Tuolumne County near Yosemite, Calif. The fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 4. The fire has burned more than…

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Nellis to host 27th annual POW/MIA ceremony

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Freedom Park here will be the location for this year’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20. The aim of the event, which is held on the third Friday of every September, is to honor former and current American prisoners of war and remember service members still missing in…

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Hunted: Desert evasion with SERE

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Bret Cove (left) and Capt. Kyle Wamser (right), 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots, establish coordinates on a map during a survival, evasion, resistance, escape familiarization training Aug. 23 at Area 2, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training educates Airmen who have been…

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Get along lil’ doggie: PA rides on with CAF day

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Being in the military can often bring on unique stressors that may cause challenges in the way we do our job, how we interact with our family and friends, and how we cope with the stress ourselves. Thankfully, the Air Force understands this and has implemented a day for Airmen…

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Building resilience through Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted  September 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — Airmen in the U.S. Air Force may find obstacles and challenges in their path when conducting day-to-day operations, supporting a deployment tasking or dealing with family issues. These challenges can often result in stress that may hinder Airmen’s performance in their work and in their personal life. In 2010, the…

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Airmen can showcase their talent during upcoming competition

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — If you have talent and want to show it off, Air Force Personnel Center Services has an opportunity for you. The Air Force “U Got Talent” program features base-level competitions held around the world in September and October. Competitions are open to all active duty members, their spouses and…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal year 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or following Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members who…

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