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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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Health & Safety

Pharmacy provides interim prescription refills

Posted  February 22, 2013

The main pharmacy is now providing interim refill prescriptions for those who have run out of prescriptions before their next appointment. This is for chronic or maintenance use medication that meets specific criteria.

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Events

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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Salutes & Awards

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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Salutes & Awards

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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Health & Safety

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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Commentary

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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