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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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Trees for Troops

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A happy family selects a tree. . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Fowler, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, assists Staff Sgt. Mike Mullis and his family to select a tree during the Trees for Troops event Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Annual tree and menorah lighting ceremony

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Nellis lights up the holiday season. . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, lights the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah with the help of children from the Nellis community at a ceremony Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 14, 2012

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Chill out – don’t stress this Holiday Season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates largest class in history

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School will graduate its largest class in history, Saturday, Dec. 15, Class 12B, with 106 Weapons Officers stepping out as graduates of this prestigious school. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons…

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Transition GPS gives Airmen roadmap to success

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS)— A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military, according to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. The new program is mandatory versus…

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS) — The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3. “We are at the very start of this process,” said Dr. George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, during a Pentagon press…

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New process improves household goods shipments

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS)—A system being implemented at U.S. Transportation Command is making permanent-change-of-station moves more convenient, while reducing lost and damaged shipments and saving the government money. The Defense Personal Property System, introduced in 2009 as a pilot program at 17 installations, now supports 90 percent of all military moves, said Jill Smith, personal property division chief…

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Weapons School conducts Mission Employment Phase Exercise

Posted  December 14, 2012

The Mission Employment Phase is hosted north of Las Vegas on the Nevada Test and Training Range and incorporates Air Force capabilities in diverse scenarios which can include aircraft in conjunction with space and cyberspace assets.

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Shopping without breaking the bank

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the holidays approaching so quickly, it is no surprise to see copious amounts of money being spent to buy gifts for family members, friends and co-workers. Tips from the Airman and Family Readiness Center on budgeting and saving money this season can help bring Airmen and their families…

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