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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

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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.

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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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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted  May 31, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program expands eligibility

Posted  May 31, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program here has changed its eligibility requirements to include members who are retiring from the military as well as those who are receiving a medical discharge. The PCS Child Care Program provides a voucher for 20 hours of free child care per child to…

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Honorary commander program bridges gap between base, local community

Posted  May 31, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Community leaders in the Las Vegas valley have an opportunity to get involved with the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases’ communities by becoming an honorary commander. The installation honorary commander program, which boasts approximately 100 participants, was established to promote public awareness of the Air Force’s missions, policies and programs….

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Commissaries plan for Monday furloughs

Posted  May 31, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week, on Mondays, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The Nellis commissary will close for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30. Closing commissaries on Mondays would be in addition to any day stores…

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Beware financial consequences: manage your money wisely

Posted  May 31, 2013

Starting in basic military training, through technical school, to their first duty station and beyond, Airmen are advised to stay in control of their finances.

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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted  May 31, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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Ribbon cutting marks completion of F-35 simulator facility

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman From left: Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander; Ray Haj, Swinerton Builders Government Division vice president; Michael Zettler, F-35 Sustainment at Lockheed Martin vice president; Randy Black, United States Air Force Warfare Center honorary commander; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, USAFWC commander, cut the ribbon…

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Predator passes 20,000-hour mark in Afghanistan

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julianne Snowalter An MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft prepares for takeoff in support of operations in Southwest Asia. The Predator is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely piloted aircraft that conducts armed reconnaissance against critical targets. KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — An MQ-1 Predator assigned at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, recently became…

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Ordering monkey food

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps A monkey looks out of a cage at Ekotepe Organic Farm near Adana, Turkey. A variety of animals reside at the farm including peacocks, chickens, sheep and horses. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Several years ago, I had the opportunity to attend an Office Personnel Management leadership…

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SecAF: Sequestration hits AF readiness, modernization

Posted  May 31, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III field questions from members of the Pentagon press corps at the Pentagon, May 24. During the press briefing, Donley and Welsh addressed the force structure, readiness and modernization challenges…

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