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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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Health fair targets path to healthier life

Posted  May 30, 2014

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The fitness center and the health and wellness center are scheduled to host a health fair here May 30 at the Warrior Fitness Center. The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone with base access. Opportunities provided during…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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Dempsey: Decision on troop levels in Afghanistan matches objectives with resources

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, issued the following statement today following President Barack Obama’s announcement of the post-2014 U.S. troop commitment to Afghanistan: “Looking ahead to 2015, it’s clear that Afghanistan will be challenged with the multiple tasks of seating a new government, confronting persistent threats from those…

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Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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Freedom, fortitude, sacrifice: CMSAF commemorates fallen

Posted  May 30, 2014

Air Force senior leaders and members of the Air Force Association and Air Force Sergeants Association gathered for a Memorial Day service and wreath laying ceremony May 26, 2014, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.

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Dempsey rejects notion of exhausted United States

Posted  May 30, 2014

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The United States is not politically exhausted, “and it would be a mistake to come to that conclusion,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said during an interview here today. “In fact, it would be a mistake to decide that we are politically exhausted or weary militarily,” the chairman of the Joint…

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Navy soars over desert skies during Green Flag 14-07

Posted  May 30, 2014

Green Flag 14-07 was held May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base

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AF releases master sergeant promotion list

Posted  May 30, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 4,000 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials announced May 22. To see the selectee list, go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil and search for the active duty enlisted promotions home page, or to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil. To access test…

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Hagel orders comprehensive military health system review

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will lead the review, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement. The review, Kirby said, will focus on access to care and an assessment of…

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI 1-2…

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