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New inspection system taking form at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika With the new Air Force Inspection System taking form, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen will no longer spend weeks and months preparing for a one-week inspection, but rather be graded on their overall performance over a two-year cycle. Another important change brought on…

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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Nellis’ newest mayor discusses hopes, goals

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, shares a story with a member of the 99th Contracting Squadron during his unit immersion at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Boutwell, who is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, once served…

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Community outreach hosts Honorary Commander induction ceremony

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to attendees of the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 7, 2014. The goal of the honorary commander program is to acquaint community leaders with the missions here at Nellis, Creech and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Health & Safety

Running toward better health, wellness

When someone first hears about the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program, they probably think of a program aimed only at improving an Airman’s 1.5 mile run time.


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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted  March 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted  March 1, 2013

(AFNS) — Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital…

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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted  March 1, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted  March 1, 2013

DALLAS. Texas — An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is…

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Legal office assists service members, spouses with vehicle registrations

Posted  March 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base Legal Office offers a variety of services to active duty members, reservists, retirees and their families. One of those services is assisting active duty members and their spouses renew vehicle registrations. In Nevada, out-of-state residents who are active-duty in the military and their spouses…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 1, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE Standard cost me more or less than Prime? A. It depends on how often you get health care services and the type of care you receive. Under TRICARE Standard, you don’t pay until you actually get health care and like TRICARE Prime, there are no out-of-pocket costs for most preventive care, mammograms,…

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Nellis, Creech to undergo Air Force vehicle validation visit

Posted  March 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In these days of severe budget limitations there are tough questions that are going to have to be answered in regards to government-owned vehicles. Are unit vehicles underutilized? Can units justify all their vehicles? In fact, these questions need to be answered next month by every unit on base….

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CSAF discusses impact of sequester

Posted  March 1, 2013

America’s military superiority is founded on training and readiness, and the fiscal crisis facing the country threatens to strip away that edge, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Feb. 26.

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One big happy family: officer, enlisted spouses’ club unite

Posted  March 1, 2013

The officer and enlisted spouses’ clubs have integrated into one joint organization called the Nellis Area Spouses’ Club.

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Feel the burn: Avoid summer heat related injuries

Posted  March 1, 2013

With the spring and summer months upon us, heat related injuries will be on the rise. Here at Nellis, the Las Vegas summers can be especially brutal with daily temperatures over 100 degrees.

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