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LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.

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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Racing against the clock and with leadership’s eyes watching, three Airmen with the 58th Aircraft Maintenance Unit loaded training munitions onto an F-35A Lightning II during a qualification load here, Oct. 10, officially becoming the first qualified operational weapons load crew for the F-35A.

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ACC successfully completes BlackBerry to Apple migration

Earlier this year, Air Force Space Command announced an Air Force desire to migrate from Blackberry devices to a secure smart phone solution for the Air Force. Air Combat Command led the way and has now successfully migrated 100 percent of its 3,500-plus BlackBerry users to Apple [iOS] devices.

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57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

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Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.


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Airman leadership school Class 13-F graduates

Posted  August 16, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sixty Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating airman leadership school Aug. 8. Congratulations to the following Airmen: Rescue Flight Instructor: Staff Sgt. Gregory Jordan Senior Airman Diane Bautista Senior Airman Matthew Grandy Senior Airman Ryan Macek Senior Airman Christian Martinez Senior Airman Justin Pollins Senior Airman…

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Health & Safety

Fit to fight …

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airman discovers passion for weightlifting U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Victoria Dean, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit fitness program manager, lifts a 75 pound dumbbell during a strength workout at the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dean has competed in and won three…

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Commissaries return to normal hours Aug. 18-24

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Military commissaries worldwide, including the Commissary at Nellis, will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24. The Defense Commissary Agency announcement comes in…

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Service members must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments.

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage…

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Aggressors get back to business

Posted  August 16, 2013

Seeing how crew chiefs inspect aircraft thoroughly before and after every flight to ensure safety and optimum performance.

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Community Happenings – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2013

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 16, 2013

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. What plan choices do I have? A. See the table below for your options.   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Changes made to physical fitness training program

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Unit Fitness Program Managers no longer register Airmen for their annual or biannual physical fitness tests. Airmen are now responsible for scheduling their own tests…

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