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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.

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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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JFEX through a new Airman’s eyes

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Senior Airman Brett Clashman, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, takes photos off the back of a C-17 Globemaster III during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped personnel and heavy equipment…

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An Innovator’s DNA: Col. John Boyd

Posted  June 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the month of May closes and the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman…

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Government Travel Charge Card: rules to live by

Posted  June 7, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sequestration has taken effect, the Air Force and the Department of Defense have taken steps to control the use of appropriated funds. Even so, service members and DOD civilians will still need to travel. During a TDY or permanent change of station, Airmen traveling on orders will use the Government Travel…

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RED HORSE airborne prepares, executes JFEX

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman A heavy equipment palette is dropped out of a C-17 Globemaster III during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped joint servicemembers and heavy equipment into simulated contested drop zones. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Community Happenings – June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2013

USAFWS Change of Command: The U.S. Air Force Weapons School change of command ceremony is June 17 at 9 a.m. in the F-22 hanger Bldg. 285. Freedom Fest 2013: Freedom Fest is July 3 at the Sports Pavillion Field located across from lodging. Noon – Burger Burn 1-4 p.m. – Live Entertainment 5 p.m. –…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 14, 2013

Q. If I am approved for the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions Program, when does my coverage begin and end and what if I am no longer in my Transitional Assistance Management Program benefit period? A. If approved, your coverage starts on the date the Department of Defense physician validates you qualify for coverage and…

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Families affected by childhood cancer tour Nellis

Posted  June 14, 2013

The carefree laughter of a group of children echoed across the flightline during a tour given by the 64th and 65th Aggressor Squadrons here June 8.

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99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron keeps eyes on mission

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Christopher Hutchinson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight chief, cleans the dust off lenses June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The lenses help the eye care professional select the correct prescription for patients’ eyes.   U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…

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New classification submission process now AF-wide

Posted  June 14, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force hiring officials can track classification requests in real time through a myPers website knowledge article, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The new process, implemented in April initially for Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System employees, is being used for position review and position establishment classification actions, said Jo…

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Airmen remove rubber for reliable runway

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Airmen of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces Squadron, spend each day on the flight line of Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, removing the rubber built up from constant contact with aircraft.

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