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99th MDG wins Air Force level awards

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Two clinics and an Airman with the 99th Medical Group were the recipients of three 2014 Air Force Medical Service annual awards. The 99th Dental Squadron was named the Large Dental Clinic of the Year, the 99th MDG’s Patient Safety Program was named the Best Inpatient Facility Patient Safety…

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Financial readiness equals mission readiness

Posted March 6, 2015 by Ingrid Bruns

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — As a long-time military spouse, I have held various jobs — and I know many of you can relate. I served as a military and family life counselor at an Airman and Family Readiness Center and had the privilege of working with fellow military families to create budgets, develop…

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Health & Safety

Red light special

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Princeton Drake

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — So there I was in my early ‘90s sedan. I was sitting at the red light directly outside of the base driving towards West Craig to start my commute home after a long day of work. The very moment the light turned green, I noticed oncoming traffic didn’t stop….

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

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40 Nellis, Creech Airmen selected for promotion

Posted March 6, 2015 by

The following master sergeants at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nevada, have been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: James W. Andrews Raymond T. Artis Jr. Shane R. Baker Jamie E. Beam Guenther Bogensperger Shawn M. Bowman Michael P. Butler Noe Chavez Felix Cruz III Michael S. Culver Travis A. Eberly Kenneth J….

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AF wounded warrior trials in full swing at Nellis

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2015 Air Force Trials are underway after an opening ceremony to welcome the warriors here, Feb. 27. This year marks the second occurrence of the Air Force Trials, both taking place at Nellis Air Force Base. The trials are intended to promote the health and wellness of seriously…

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Upholding uniform standards: Duty of all Airmen

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — After enough time in service, many Airmen become very comfortable wearing the uniform. It becomes a part of them, yet at times there are those who occasionally forget the small conduct and appearance standards that come with wearing the uniform. Some Airman may have hair that is slightly out…

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99th FSS leads charge during wounded warrior trials

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron transformed the Warrior Fitness Center’s facilities for the second consecutive year into a bustling adaptive sports competition for roughly 100 wounded warriors known as the 2015 Air Force Trials, which took place here Feb. 27 through March 5. “The amount of support we get…

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57th WG announces annual award winners

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

  Winners of the 57th Wing annual awards sing the Air Force song during the awards banquet at the Alliante Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas Feb. 28. Award winners for 2014 are: Airman, Airman 1st Class Tobias Woodard, 57th Wing Staff; Noncommissioned Officer, Tech. Sgt. Jake Kearney, 57th Adversary Tactics Group; Senior Noncommissioned Officer,…

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Air Force places 18 A-10 aircraft into ‘Backup Status’

Posted March 6, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force, with congressional authorization, will convert 18 primary combat-coded A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft from active units and place them into Backup-Aircraft Inventory status with the possibility to convert another 18 at a later date in fiscal 2015. The secretary of Defense has authorized the Air Force to place up to a total…

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