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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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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 21, 2012

Q. I’m a Medicare-eligible former active duty service member. Do I file my claims with Medicare for care authorized under the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program? A. No. Since the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions benefit provides care as if you were on active duty, all claims for authorized care must be filed…

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Band of the Golden West entertains at Nellis AFB

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The Air Force Band of the Golden West played holiday musicals Dec. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The band performed at various locations; including the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, the Crosswind Dining Facility, the Club, and…

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Navy flies in Weapons School Mission Employment Phase

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Performing pre-flight checks . . . NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seaman Trevor Stratton, Electronic Attack Squadron 138 plane captain, performs pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment Phase Dec. 11,, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Weapons School graduates first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School proudly graduated the first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Advanced Instructor Course cadre at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Dec. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. These warriors are expert instructors for the full spectrum of terminal attack control operations and joint air-ground integration. The Weapons School congratulates (left to right):…

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NATO Air Commander: International efforts hinge on individual Airmen

Posted  December 21, 2012

The actions of an individual Airman can decide the success of missions led by NATO, according to the general charged with protecting civilians and establishing a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011.

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Brothers paint squadron heritage mural at Nellis

Posted  December 21, 2012

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, helped paint the new 823rd Maintenance Squadron unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Pave Hawk maintainers get new unit patch

Posted  December 21, 2012

Within a green border, on a white and blue interlocking disc, a gray pave hawk with a black border grasps a two sided wrench in one talon and a lightning bolt in the other.

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

57th Wing to Announce fourth quarter awards: Friday, January 11, 2013, the 57th Wing will hold a quarterly awards presentation at the Nellis Air Force Base Theater. 2012 Holiday Meal: The 2012 Holiday Meal will be held at the Mountain View Dining Facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 25. The meal is open…

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Cookie Drive offers a taste of home

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior-leaders’ spouses and volunteers gathered donations of cookies for the annual cookie drive from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the local community to be delivered to Airmen here Dec. 11. Cookie donations began arriving at the base chapel where they are gathered and assorted into boxes at 7 a.m….

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Local 5th grader leads team to victory in game show

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — A student from Lomie Heard Elementary School was the winner of the “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader” game show event hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Champion’s Week Nov. 28. Maria Maisonet, a Lomie Heard Elementary School fifth-grade student, competed alongside Brad Keselowski…

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