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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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Airman Leadership School Class 13-B graduates

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sixty-four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 13-B on Feb. 13. Class 13-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Joshua Biedebach, 867th Reconnaissance Squadron; Distinguished Graduates were Senior Airman Zachary Crisp, 42nd ATKS; Senior Airman Eric Durbin, 22nd RS; Senior Airman Brian…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 22, 2013

Q. I’m an active-duty service member. My family and I are enrolled in Prime. I was told my Prime Service Area is going away. I thought I had to be TRICARE Prime no matter what. What happens now? A. You and your family remain covered under a Prime option. Since you live greater than 50…

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Start home-based business by providing family child care

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy photo Conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the tasks family child care providers take on. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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99th Air Base Wing annual award winners

Posted  February 22, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing annual award winners for 2012 are Civilian Category I, Sara Ermer, 99th Medical Group; Civilian Category II, Gerado Fonseca, 99th Mission Support Group; Civilian Category III, Stephen Blevins, 799th Air Base Group; Civilian Category IV, Julie Swan, 99th MSG; Field Grade Officer, Maj. Dana Longo, 99th MDG; Company Grade Officer,…

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Force Support Squadron activities offer military community great opportunities, savings

Posted  February 22, 2013

The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it’s not the only place for fun activities and entertainment.

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Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  February 22, 2013

Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp Award to Airman 1st Class Christian Rodriguez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rodriguez played a critical role in the F-22 Raptor oxygen modification system, volunteers actively at an animal shelter in Las Vegas and continues…

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Another day at the office; weapons load crew keep aircraft armed

Posted  February 22, 2013

A look at how the planes are kept combat-ready

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Nellis rakes in LRS, ISR awards

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Nellis Airmen on their recent awards. 2012 Logistics Readiness Unit Awards Air Combat Command’s 2012 Daedalian Maj. Gen. Warren R. Carter Logistics Effectiveness Award and Drake Trophy/American Petroleum Institute Award – 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron ACC Logistics Readiness Senior Civilian Manager of the Year –…

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