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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

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay Health & Safety

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Local

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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Disabled veterans discover ‘Hope’ through golf program

Posted  May 22, 2015

Losing a part of yourself, literally or figuratively, can be hard to imagine. Being confined to a wheelchair, not being able to get around without the use of a walker, or struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder are harsh realities many disabled veterans face every day.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 22, 2015

Q: My child is coming home this summer from college. Does he need to transfer his TRICARE Prime enrollment? A: No. You should get all of your routine care from your regular doctor before you travel during a school break, especially if you use TRICARE Prime. If you need to see a doctor when traveling,…

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‘Snake Charmers’: Viper AMU maintainers bring bite to fight

Posted  May 22, 2015

Tools signed out to F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chiefs assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit await use at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 18. Maintainers in the 57th Maintenance Group have access to any tool they need to finish a job.   U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt….

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Community Happenings – May 22, 2015

Posted  May 22, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE:  Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of…

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U.S. forces support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Posted  May 15, 2015

In support of Operation Sahayogi Haat, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are ensuring humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies and personnel are moving smoothly in and out of Nepal at an intermediate staging base at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand.

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What’s your social media thumbprint?

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—We’ve all done it; in a vain…

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Cardiopulmonary clinic provides best patient care

Posted  May 15, 2015

When a member in the Nellis AFB community has any heart or lung related issues such as asthma, heart or lung diseases, the cardiopulmonary clinic here steps in to identify and serve patients with the best patient care.

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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS commandant takes ‘fini flight’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, attempts to kiss his daughter after his final flight as the USAFWS commandant at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 11. Spain’s family and Airmen from around the base were on hand to congratulate the outgoing USAFWS commandant on a successful tour at Nellis AFB.  …

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 15, 2015

Courtesy photo Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 15-D pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 7. One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course.   NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone…

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Future technology: COMACC talks laser-equipped aircraft

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va.—The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States’ role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air? One promising possibility—lasers. To broaden the…

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