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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Health & Safety

Nellis holds MARE to prepare

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan. Air Force

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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Salutes & Awards

Creech celebrates newest SNCOs

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S. 432nd Wing and 799th Air Base Group senior noncommissioned officer inductees stand in formation prior to the SNCO medallion ceremony Aug. 2. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., commanders and chief master sergeants presented the 34 inductees with medallions to congratulate them for achieving the rank of master…

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More than 300 Nellis staff sergeant selects announced

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 11,212 of 34,078 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 32.9 percent that was released at 8 a.m., CST, Aug. 1. The average score for those selected was 291.07. Selectees’ average time in grade was 1.98 years and time in…

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Actor Dean Cain visits Nellis

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Actor Dean Cain shakes hands with Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit Aug. 2. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cain learned about the various capabilities of the F-22 Raptor and the various jobs Airmen perform to keep the aircraft…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Students enrolled in Senior NCO Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Air Force upgrades official website

Posted  August 9, 2013

The official website of the U.S. Air Force took a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today’s Internet user.

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Commentary

United States defined by its actions

Posted  August 9, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — In July of 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed. America had asserted its rights and beliefs, and it was no accident that the Battle of Long Island, N.Y., came immediately on its heels in August. This “first” battle in which an army of the “United States” engaged was to be…

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Events

Airmen, families attend National Night Out

Posted  August 9, 2013

Nellis community members come together to enjoy family events at the Community Center where the 2013 Nellis National Night Out was held Aug 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis’ National Night Out had demonstrations from the 99th SFS Airmen, 99th Force Support Squadron’s Fire Department and Las Vegas Metro Police Department which included…

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Adaptive Sports Camp promotes teamwork, healing

Posted  August 9, 2013

Wounded warriors from around the country met at the Warrior Fitness Center here July 29 - Aug. 2 for the re-vamped Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp featuring a variety of physical activities aimed at promoting healing and camaraderie.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 9, 2013

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. Can I see a doctor or supplier who doesn’t provide services through Medicare? A. Yes, you can see a doctor or supplier but your out-of-pocket expenses are higher. If you sign a private contract with your doctor or supplier Medicare won’t pay any amount for the services you…

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