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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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Summer survival: Taking care of man’s best friend

Posted  May 17, 2013

Temperatures are rising above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, where they will stay until early fall. Many people enjoy the weather with barbecues and lazy days at the pool, and some like to bring their pets along.

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AMU keeps Thunderbolts in sky

Posted  May 17, 2013

AMU duties include ensuring the aircraft is properly serviced and assisting refueling operations prior to its next sortie. A closer look....

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Community steps up to support military spouses

Posted  May 17, 2013

Military spouses, men and women, young and old, are there to welcome their service members home from deployment and support them throughout their military career.

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted  May 17, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted  May 17, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. — Recent approval of secure technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use the…

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Airman Leadership Class 13-D graduates

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School May 13. Congratulations to the following Airmen: Rescue Flight Instructor: Staff Sgt. Ebony Henry Staff Sgt. Quintin James Senior Airman Laurita Agnis Senior Airman Erik Chow Senior Airman Jacqualynn Crowley Senior Airman Andrew Domenech Senior Airman…

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Roundabouts increase safety when used properly

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy Photo U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A pedestrian and several cars pass through the roundabout on the corner of Fitzgerald Boulevard and Ellsworth Avenue on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The roundabout is being used to alleviate traffic congestion, reduce fuel consumption, air pollution and accidents. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Nellis hosts CCAF Graduation with assistance from Top III

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Community College of the Air Force awarded Airmen their degrees during a commencement ceremony May 3 at The Club. Two-hundred-seventy-two Airmen from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range met the requirements to receive their associate degrees and were presented their diplomas in front of family…

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Wing welcomes new commander

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Lt. Gen. Robin Rand, left, 12th Air Force Commander, hands Col. Jim Cluff the 432nd Wing flag to signify the passing of command May 3. Cluff assumed command of the 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, which have the mission of flying MQ-9 Reaper and MQ-1…

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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During…

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