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99th FSS in overdrive during Red Flag

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta Ika Senior Airman Darren Tomas, 99th Force Support Squadron food services journeyman, chops lettuce at the flight line kitchen Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17. The 99th FSS kitchen staff normally prepares 500 meals weekly, during the Red Flag exercise they prepare more than 1,000 meals…

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I am second: USAFWC command chief bids farewell after 30 years

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Chief Master Sgt. Robert A. Ellis, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief, poses for a photo outside of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center headquarters building at Nellis Air Force Base, N.V., July 16. Ellis, who will be retiring after serving 30 years in…

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Nellis to add another large solar plant

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Robert Valenca The solar field, comprised of more than 72,000 panels, was completed after 26 weeks of construction and three years of planning. The array is expected to produce more than 25 percent of Nellis’ electricity. TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Air Force is set to…

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Combat challenge 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Master Sgt. Kiosha Mitchell, 432nd Wing Commander’s Executive Administrations superintendent, left, and Capt. Bishane, 432nd Wing commander’s action group chief, flip a tire during a combat challenge July 11 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The combat challenge was part of the inaugural Creech Combat…

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Sports bring esprit de corps to Nellis community

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachael Loftis Intramural sports are a good way to take control of one’s fitness. Participating in intramural sports offers active duty, dependents and retirees the opportunity to compete with other members of the Nellis community. There are currently five coed intramural sports offered annually; flag football, basketball,…


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Team Nellis kicks-off 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Leadership from Nellis Air Force Base officially kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for the installation March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The AFAF is an annual campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force…

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Moon landing jump starts general’s own space legacy

Posted  March 29, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — When Neil Armstrong made history with man’s first footsteps on the moon, Susan Helms needed a little nudging from her mom to get excited. And get excited she did. She realized that there would never be another first step on the moon, and even as a young 11-year-old, knew the…

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted  March 29, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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Nellis chapel’s reflective garden offers peace

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larson, 99th Air Base Wing Chapel, reclines quietly in the reflection garden located behind the chapel March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The reflection garden is open for people to use and includes a play area for children. NELLIS AIR…

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DOD requires more base closings, official says

Posted  March 29, 2013

Courtesy graphic A graphic illustrates two military facilities in Nevada which could be subject to Base Realignment and Closure considerations. The DOD is seeking latitude to realign bases following recent force drawdowns. A 2005 BRAC process led to $4 billion in annual savings. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 29, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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99th MDSS Logistics Flight receives ACC award

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Amber Sarchioto, 99th Medical Support Squadron Logistics Flight medical maintenance technician, calibrates a medical system machine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 26, on Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th MDSS Logistics Flight was awarded the 2012 Air Combat Command Large…

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American Gold Star Mothers visit Thunderbirds museum

Posted  March 29, 2013

Master Sgt. Ryan Ulrich, U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs superintendent, gives a tour of the Thunderbirds Museum to (from left to right) Mary Byers, American Gold Star Mothers National President; Nancy Soltes, American Gold Star Mothers member; and Sue Pollard, Southern California and Hawaii American Gold Star Mothers President, March 20, at Nellis…

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57th Wing hosts blood drive

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard If you give just one unit . . . Tech. Sgt. Tim Bennett, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant section chief, donates blood at the 57th Wing blood drive March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One unit of blood can be separated into several…

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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted  March 29, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. “We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to…

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