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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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Airman leadership school Class 13-F graduates

Posted  August 16, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sixty Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating airman leadership school Aug. 8. Congratulations to the following Airmen: Rescue Flight Instructor: Staff Sgt. Gregory Jordan Senior Airman Diane Bautista Senior Airman Matthew Grandy Senior Airman Ryan Macek Senior Airman Christian Martinez Senior Airman Justin Pollins Senior Airman…

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Airman’s Attic extends support to more enlisted

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster An airman looks at kitchenware at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airman’s Attic. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman’s Attic extended its services to all active-duty enlisted military members E-5 or below and their families here Aug. 1. The Airman’s Attic adjusted its rank limits…

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Airman’s Creed embodies Air Force Core Values

Posted  August 16, 2013

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the 18th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, introduced the Airman’s Creed April 18, 2007. It provides Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that we cherish. The Airman’s Creed was not created to regain some ideal that was lost or never otherwise identified, rather, it was…

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Missions continue despite furlough

Posted  August 16, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The onset of sequestration and civilian furloughs has shifted activities across the base as organizations take steps to maintain operational readiness with tighter budgets and without their civilian workforce one day a week. Due to the numerous missions being carried out by different squadrons on the installation, civilian furlough…

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Community Happenings – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 23, 2013

  Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance? A. The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage provisions don’t apply). As an active duty…

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Ground radio sets frequency

Posted  August 23, 2013

Watching how the 99th CS ground radio Airmen perform tests to ensure their systems perform properly.

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Watch for buses as kids go back to school

Posted  August 23, 2013

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the 99th Air Base Wing Safety office want to remind drivers to take increased care during the back to school season. According to the Department of Transportation, 23 million children ride the school bus each year. According to the NHTSA, 20 school aged children are killed…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

Department of Defense photograph The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target the message of tobacco being an enemy of our military as it degrades their health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy”, will run from now until Oct….

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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