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Nellis prepared for Air Force Fitness Management System upgrade

Posted December 19, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force Fitness Management System, or AFFMS, will be offline from Dec. 31-Jan. 11 to enable Air Force Personnel Center teams to transition content to the improved Air Force Fitness Management System II. The new system – AFFMS II – will improve accessibility and fitness program managers’ ability…

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Intramural basketball season underway

Posted December 19, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Jan Lanier, 99th Security Forces Squadron guard, goes up for a dunk during an intramural basketball game against the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 15. The 99th SFS, which defeated the 57th OSS 61-44, is looking for redemption following…

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Saving energy to save money

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — One million dollars is a large sum of money. That is the amount Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases consume in electricity annually. One quarter of that energy is supplemented by renewable energy gathered by the solar field, said Jeffrey Blazi, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron energy program manager. “We…

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2014 Creech Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay An MQ-9 Reaper sits as a static display in front of the Las Vegas skyline during the 2014 Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. The MQ-9 Reaper provides the U. S. Air Force with unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.  …

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2014 Nellis Year in Review

Posted December 19, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An Airman from the 820th RED HORSE Squadron reunites with his family at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., after returning from deployment April 28. RED HORSE specializes in constructing new buildings and roadways in harsh deployed environments.   U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted December 19, 2014 by 99th Medical Group

Q. Does TRICARE cover power wheelchairs and scooters? A. Yes — if medically necessary and TRICARE requirements are met. TRICARE may cover scooters — electric-powered and cart-type vehicles — as an alternate to an electric wheelchair, but TRICARE will not pay for both a scooter and an electric wheelchair during the same period of time….

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Community Happenings – December 19, 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Holiday Hours Commissary Dec. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 22 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25. Closed Dec. 26 Closed Dec. 27 8 from a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 28 from 8 a.m. to…

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Things to know about gift cards

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chelsie De Vera

Courtesy photo NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many gifts exchange hands during the holiday season. One of the most popular, easiest and convenient of gifts is the gift card. Almost every store offers gift cards for their products or services. Gift cards can satisfy even the most particular recipients since they choose what to purchase…

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SecAF: ISIL fight requires comprehensive approach

Posted December 12, 2014 by Amaani Lyle DoD News,

The air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is working as part of the ongoing joint effort to disrupt, degrade and destroy the terrorist organization, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said here Dec. 9.

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Family Dynamics: CMSAF, wife Athena talk about AF life at home

Posted December 12, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riede

In a special edition of CHIEFchat, the Air Force’s senior enlisted leader and his wife sat down with a group of Airmen and their dependents for a candid conversation about family life in the force.

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