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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…


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Total force creates realistic training, cost savings

Posted  March 13, 2015

NEW LONDON AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, N.C., — ‘Train like we fight’ and ‘do more with less’ are mottos echoing the walls of countless conference rooms across the Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force daily — and for good reason. U.S. military missions continue to expand while concurrently trying to balance shrinking budgets and…

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Why can’t I get a medical appointment when I want it?

Posted  March 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Have you ever called for a medical appointment and been frustrated because you couldn’t get in at the time and date you desired? Have you ever wondered why you are advised to utilize the 99th MDG emergency room or offered a telephone consult also known as “T-con”? So have…

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Oath of enlistment

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, gives the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, March 8. The recruits are in the delayed entry program awaiting a date to leave for Basic Military Training at Joint Base…

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‘Bug’ transforms Airman into actor

Posted  March 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Capt. Ryan Hess, Air Force officer, right, towers over a fellow co-star as he plays the fictional character Jerry Goss in the play “Bug,” Jan. 25 at the Cockroach Theatre in Las Vegas. Ryan is often found starring as an emcee in military balls, hosting fundraisers…

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Pharmacy services to consolidate at satellite pharmacy

Posted  March 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning March 23, 2015, the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will move most of their operations to the satellite pharmacy in order to allow for complete reconstruction. Patients who see a provider at the medical center and have prescriptions entered at their appointment will…

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Putting face on prevention training

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Air Force recently changed its annual suicide prevention training from a computer-based course to face-to-face training. The new, in-person training, which went into effect Feb. 11, 2015, replaces the annual computer-based training for active-duty and Reserve Airmen, while civilians have the option to attend the face-to-face training or complete the CBT. The goal is…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted  March 13, 2015

Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning this month. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations, with senior rater endorsements, will be accepted…

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Red Flag 15-2 provides realistic combat training

Posted  March 13, 2015

A Royal Norwegian air force C-130J Super Hercules flies during a training exercise during Red Flag 15-2 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 6. Since 1975, 28 countries have participated in Red Flag exercises. See additional photos on page 9.   A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force…

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RF 15-2 comes to end

Posted  March 13, 2015

A NATO AWACS from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, taxis for take-off during Red Flag 15-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 5. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the U.S. and its allies.   An F-16CJ Fighting Falcon assigned to 55th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C, takes off…

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Row, row, row across the Atlantic

Posted  March 13, 2015

Lt. Col. Dan McSeveney, 183rd Air Operations Squadron commander from the Illinois Air National Guard, Springfield, Ill., completes repetitions on the rowing machine at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 11. The fitness center provides military members, dependents and retirees many ways to do cardio, which helps increase heartrate and…

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