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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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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…


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USAF Thunderbirds release 2014 show schedule

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Three-year-old Mason Bain waves his U.S. flag as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds flyover in the Diamond Formation during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2012. The squadron has released its 2014 show schedule and will perform…

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Winter is coming, dress accordingly

Posted  December 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The temperature has dropped overnight, and the Airman puts on his or her airman battle uniform, grabs his or her personal items and rushes for the door to head to work. An icy cold breeze hits the Airman’s exposed skin and he or she immediately turns around to find his…

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Airman participate in mass reenlistment: Air Force reduces SRB bonuses

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Fourteen U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nev., take the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony Dec. 4 inside the base theater at Nellis AFB. In an effort to take care of Airmen that qualify for a Selective Reenlistment…

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Crosswinds hosts free monthly deployed, remote family dinner

Posted  December 13, 2013

Families of deployed Airmen and service members on remote assignments attend a free dinner at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Dec. 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This dinner happens monthly and is sponsored by the airman and family readiness center.

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Cookie Drive serves sweet treats during holiday season

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Tech. Sgt. Shayla DeVore, USAF Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds commander’s support staff NCO in charge, takes cookies out of a bag during the annual Cookie Drive at the chapel Dec. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were collected, sorted and placed in bags…

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Nellis Chapel hosts holiday lighting ceremony for Airmen, families

Posted  December 13, 2013

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to approximately 100 Airmen and families outside the chapel during a menorah and tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Both the menorah and tree will be lit during December.

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VA warns of marketing scam

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced Dec. 9 that the remains of an Airman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr. of New Haven, Conn., will be buried Dec. 13,…

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USAJOBS urges job seekers to ensure application is complete

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — So you have just found your dream job — now what? Do you know how to complete the application? In 2010, the Air Force transitioned all fill actions to a resume-based system; but, the Total Force Service Center continues to receive calls from applicants unsure of how to complete…

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Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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