• Security incidents, year in review

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --  2015 proved to be a year of catastrophic electronic security breaches in the United States, with electronic media being one of the biggest contributors to violations of security procedures.Last year, we saw an Office of Personnel Management data breach of

  • The Courage to Continue

    Every Airman has a story, what is your story? Some stories are so compelling and powerful they can change your life. Maybe your story and life experiences can change someone else's life. On Jan. 21, 2016, Nellis Air Force Base is sponsoring a Storytellers event where you can hear real Airmen telling

  • Stories behind the names

    One night I was driving to my residence in base housing when my kids started asking questions.If you have kids or have been around kids for more than two minutes, you know they ask a lot of questions -- which I am used to fielding and happily answering. If you ask my kids (or my wife), I think I

  • 'Painting' with MICT

    What are you doing to get ready for the Air Combat Command Inspector General inspection in November?Are you cleaning up everything in the Management Internal Control Toolset, also known as MICT? Oops. Trick question. The last thing you want to do is prepare for "the inspection."With MICT at the

  • On/off duty -- we are Airmen 24/7

    My job as a public affairs professional consists specifically of communicating with the public to gain support for our Air Force personnel, resources and missions.Although my job's primary purpose is to strengthen the bonds between the Air Force and the public to promote public understanding and

  • ‘Yanks’ in the RAF

    On June 18, 1940 Winston Churchill stood before the House of Commons and spoke. One day before, the French requested an armistice, and scant weeks earlier, the miracle evacuation at Dunkirk saved more than 338,000 British and French soldiers from German POW camps or worse. In closing, Churchill made

  • F-35A plays role for first time in USAFWS Integration Phase

    The F-35A Lightning II achieved another major milestone during the recent capstone large-force employment event, known as the (U.S. Air Force) Weapons School Integration (WSINT) Phase.Assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron, two F-35As executed a wide range of missions from June 8 to 24, 2015 -- the

  • Staying safe during flash flood season

    July is here with high temperatures and a high chance of flash flooding. The months with the highest probability for thunderstorms are July through September. Las Vegas' annual rainfall is approximately 4.13 inches, and while this may not seem like a lot of rain, the elevation of Las Vegas makes a

  • Dear Dad: A letter to my father

    I sat in the very back of the classroom, not paying much attention to the man in blue giving a presentation to my eighth grade civics class. He was saying something about core values, pride and doing something for the community you could be proud of.He told stories of how the students in his program

  • History behind Air Force guidon

    This time of year, hardly a day goes by when there isn't a ceremony somewhere in the world with four people in front of a formation.The guidon bearer, usually the senior enlisted member or first sergeant, stands behind three officers and at the appointed time, hands the flag or guidon to the