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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Every Airmen can change how Air Force does business

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Creative, motivated Airmen are the key to changing how the Air Force does business, and every Airman has an equal opportunity to make a lasting contribution through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Launched in April, API was initiated thanks to the success of the…

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Some AFSCs removed from eligibility for retention boards

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13. Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to…

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Beat heat illness; Stay cool, hydrated

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler With the temperature rising, it is important to watch for and prevent heat-related illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat exhaustion signs include heavy sweating, weakness, fast or weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, fainting and cold, pale or clammy skin….

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VA Begins Monthly Inspections to Restore Scheduling Integrity

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan D. Gibson June 18 directed all of the department’s medical center and health care system directors to conduct monthly in-person reviews of scheduling practices in every clinic within their jurisdiction. Site inspections will include observing daily scheduling processes and interacting with scheduling staff to ensure all policies are being followed…

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Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here yesterday. In a DOD News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their families to know there are several easy options to find new health care…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 20, 2014

Q.“How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE?” A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain in…

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Fitness guru leads ‘Life of a Warrior’ workout

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley Members of the Nellis community work out during a Warrior Trained Fitness event hosted by Tony Horton, fitness expert and instructor, June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During his visit to Nellis Horton also spoke to Airmen at the base theater about how to…

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Community Happenings – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 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. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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99th ABW commander speaks to Nevada business leaders on hiring veterans

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to local and state business leaders and politicians about the benefits of hiring veterans at the Las Vegas, Nev., City Hall June 5. Cornish, along with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada governor Brian Sandoval,…

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Leader, wingman, father

Posted  June 13, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I am a new Airman at Nellis Air Force Base, and, as Father’s Day rolls around I’m not home to celebrate. Since I can’t celebrate with my father, I find myself more inclined to produce a sentimental approach this year. In honor of father’s day, I’ve decided to write a…

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