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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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Community Happenings – February 15, 2012

Posted  February 22, 2013

Nellis hosts National Prayer breakfast: The National Prayer Breakfast observance is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 1 at the Club. The featured speaker is Chaplain (Maj.) Kenneth Beale, a 99th Air Base Wing chaplain. The focus of this year’s breakfast is “God and Country” based on the lessons learned during Beale’s deployment experiences. The National…

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Nellis prepares for F-35 arrival

Posted  February 15, 2013

Photo courtesy of Lockheed-Martin The F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to begin arriving at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 28. The F-35 will be used for developmental test support, force development evaluation and supporting operational test aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing is preparing…

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STOMP is coming to Nellis

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Green A magnet with information about the Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) program sits on a information table Jan. 27. The parent training is federally-founded and the information provided assists families who have children with special education or health needs. There will be a clinic…

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Longest serving Airman also longest serving African-American in DoD

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Sylvia Saab Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, the Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January after nearly 47 years of service, is also the longest serving African-American service member within the Department of Defense. (AFNS) — The Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January…

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Rugby players host clinic at Nellis AFB

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Waisale Serevi, former Fijian rugby union footballer, leads warm-up stretching during the military rugby clinic Feb. 6, 2013 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Serevi is the former number one rugby player in the world on the fifteen-a-side rugby throughout his playing career; Serevi is most…

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57th Wing recognizes its annual award winners

Posted  February 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing leadership recently announced its award winners for 2012 at a banquet held Feb. 8. The awards recognize Airmen and civilians in the 57th Wing who have performed exceedingly well in the workplace and have made outstanding contributions to the local community over the past year. The…

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CE Support Changing

Posted  February 15, 2013

Graphic by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Effective immediately, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders on the facility. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Effective immediately, the Civil Engineering Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders here. The reason for this change is a decrease…

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Ask the doc

Posted  February 15, 2013

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Act like a Superhero

Posted  February 15, 2013

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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HAWC helps Airmen set New Year’s goals with commissary tours

Posted  February 15, 2013

With a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions and goals. A lot of Airmen set out to change bad habits by making healthy choices and lifestyle changes to help them create healthier habits.

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