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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…

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From throttle to brakes: ACMS maintainers make RPA missions possible

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Stephen Parker, 432nd Aircraft Communications Maintenance Squadron ground control station maintainer, powers a ground data terminal used to transmit signals needed to fly both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The…

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RPA Airmen save time, money with new NDI technology

Non-destructive inspection technicians assigned to the 432nd Maintenance Squadron are among the first Airmen to receive training on a new technology used to maintain and fix remotely piloted aircraft and parts.

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AMU ‘Strikes’ Nellis with mission-ready aircraft

The blazing rays of the hot summer sun beat down on them as they work. The heat is reflected off the pavement. Greasy hands grip onto tools, which could become scalding if left sitting in the sun for even a short period of time.

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CJCS, USA Basketball leaders enlighten Nellis Airmen

DOD News photo U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Jerry Colangelo, the USA Basketball chairman and managing director; and Mike Krzyzewski, USA and Duke University’s head men’s basketball coach, hold a leadership panel discussion with Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 13. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…


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Health & Safety

TRICARE service centers to ‘go virtual’ April 1

Posted  March 28, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walk-in service at TRICARE service centers in the United States is ending April 1. TRICARE officials said the change reflects “the always growing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often now turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions about their health care.” TRICARE patients have a wide…

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Commissaries showcase fruits, veggies for ‘Little Heroes’ in April

Posted  March 28, 2014

To honor military children, commissaries have fun ways for parents and their “little heroes” to learn about the nutritious value of fruits and vegetables.

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Developmental education application windows open in March

Posted  March 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24. According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with commander endorsements…

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Medical teams convene to consider applicants for command

Posted  March 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Medical corps development teams will convene in May and June to select eligible lieutenant colonels for squadron command candidacy for projected calendar year 2015 vacancies, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. AFPC assignment officials will email eligible candidates, and those interested in squadron command must respond to that email…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Senior Airman Lea Gleason, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman dons a Level B hazardous materials protection suit March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Level B protection suit protects against vapor and liquid contaminants.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 28, 2014

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option? “ A.Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over the phone takes about…

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Community Happenings – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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Catch lines save lives

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Senior Airman Demarcus Oliver, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, inspects and ties rope around a BAK-12 aircraft arresting barrier on the flightline March 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rope is used to keep the barrier in place for aircraft landings. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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