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Members of the Nellis community attend a job fair for the Airman and Family Readiness Center’s Employment Assistance Program at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23, 2015. The Employment Assistance Program helps separating military members transition out of the military, and aids military spouses in finding employment. The A&FRC brings local, national and global employers to the job fair to network with Airmen and their spouses. (Courtesy photo) 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."We are tasked with employment assistance, which
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Cramer, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems technician, wipes down his bowling ball before continuing his frame in Las Vegas, June 20,2015. Cramer started bowling when he was six years old, and is now on the U.S. Air Force bowling team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Nellis Airman ‘spares’ time for bowling passion
He slowly walks up to the foul line while simultaneously bringing his arm back, ready for the swing. He unleashes the ball and it swiftly rolls toward the 10 awaiting pins. With a boisterous noise similar to multiple champagne bottles being uncorked, the pins are sent flying and he is rewarded with a strike.For Staff Sgt. Joshua Cramer, 57th
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Patrons at the Airman’s Attic look through the store’s inventory on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 18,2015. The Airman’s Attic is a volunteer-based organization where Airmen of all ranks can turn in or pick up military uniform items, and Airmen E-5 and below can score anything from a book to a TV; all for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods
More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten.However, that's not the case for this attic. Three times a week, this attic is full of hustle and bustle and one can often spot mothers exchanging outgrown children's clothing, active-duty members turning in two stripes for three, and
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2015
Default Air Force Logo 561st JTS enhances warfighter TTPs
Nellis AFB is home to many groups and squadrons with important mission capabilities that make the U.S. Air Force the most flexible and capable force possible.The 561st Joint tactics Squadron is one of those units that calls Nellis AFB home. The squadron works to enhance warfighter lethality through past lessons learned, and utilizes current
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Nathan Lee, Las Vegas Blues team member, bunts during a baseball game in Las Vegas, June 14, 2015. The Blues consists of 13 players, 12 of whom are Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Las Vegas Blues bring ‘America’s Pastime’ to Airmen
When growing up, baseball or softball is a sport many parents push their children into. As time goes on, some move on to another sport, but some children keep playing all the way through high school or even college.At Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen who gave up the sport they loved to serve their country and newcomers who want to try their hand at
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2015
Senior Airman Nicholas Tendam, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment technician, fills a mobility bag with equipment at the installation deployment center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 10, 2015. The mission of the installation deployment  center is to is to notify units when taskings are received from Air Combat Command to support combatant commanders downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) IDC helps Airmen prepare for deployment
With Nellis and Creech AFBs being a high-operations tempo bases, both installations see a large contingency of Airmen deploy throughout the year from all units around the bases.The 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron's installation deployment center personnel are always ready to support Airmen who are about to deploy."The mission of the deployment
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2015
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will be hosting events to spread awareness about the importance of the month and recognize the struggles individuals have faced because of their sexual orientation. On Sept. 20, 2011, the "don’t ask, don’t tell" repeal went into full implementation allowing lesbians, gays and bisexuals serving in the U.S Armed Forces to serve openly. (Courtesy photo) LGBT month teaches love, not hate
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are the core values every Airman lives by. It's hard to be a person of integrity if you're unable to live openly and honestly with who you are.President Barack Obama issued Proclamation No. 8387 for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in 2009. However, lenience wouldn't
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Tech. Sgt. Aileen Boyd, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of household goods and passenger travel, provides an Airman information for their permanent change of station at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 3, 2015. Included on the sheet is information regarding move.mil, where Airmen will find all the information needed to accomplish a successful PCS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Household goods make it home through TMO
Permanent change of station moves can take a toll on Airmen and their families.A few examples of things they often deal with during these frenzied times include packing up household belongings, which can take days to complete, or wondering how they will adjust to a new location and making new friends."Stressful things people PCSing can see are not
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2015
Challenger, a bald eagle, poses in front of an F-15 Eagle at the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Eagle Aircraft Maintenance Unit on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 29, 2015. Challenger was declared a non-releasable bald eagle in 1989 due to human imprinting at a young age. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) ‘Challenger’ visits Nellis AFB Airmen, families
He stands almost three feet tall and despite his weighty appearance, only tips the scale at approximately six pounds. He embodies strength and is seen as a patriotic symbol of freedom.Challenger, named in honor of the space shuttle crew, is a non-releasable bald eagle that makes educational appearances throughout the country to raise awareness for
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2015
Kish La Pierre, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron archaeologist, sorts through artifacts found by 99th CES archaeologists at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 2, 2015. La Pierre’s work ensures Nellis AFB remains a good steward of the local environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Archaeologist preserves heritage, history
Archaeology offers the present-day society a different perspective on human history and culture of the past by examining the cause and effects of changes that occurred in human cultures over time.Unlike a base or wing historian, who specializes in records and documents of people's lives, Kish La Pierre, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron archaeologist,
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