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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…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Commentary

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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Posted  November 22, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Course of Fire exercise tests Military Working Dogs

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Tanner Grutz and Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, play with Habo, 99th SFS military working dog, during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises

Posted  November 22, 2013

The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands.

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Airman survives conflict, gains perspective

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S Air Force Capt. Merima White, 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency resident physician, survived the Bosnian conflict as a young child and attributes her experiences to who she is today.

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Annual Perioperative Nurse Week celebrates dedication to patient safety

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Perioperative nurses were recognized for their important role and commitment to safe patient care during the annual Perioperative Nurse Week here, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. The Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center Operating Room consists of nine active duty service member nurses and four contract nurses who provide perioperative care…

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Nellis Denny’s open for business

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airman 1st Class Colby Alexander, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, orders a smoothie at the Exchange Denny’s Fresh Express, Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. As the newest addition to the Exchange food court, Denny’s offers menu options that were previously unavailable. All of the food prepared at Denny’s is fresh and…

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SFS offers installation access guidance for Nellis visitors

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If a civilian not affiliated with the U.S. military or Department of Defense wants to visit Nellis AFB there are certain procedures and rules that a visitor should be aware of prior to arriving at one of the installation’s gates for access. The 99th Security Forces Squadron stresses that visitors…

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99th ABW leaders visit Tule Springs fossil beds

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander (right), and Chief Master. Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief (center), survey fossil beds excavated by paleontologists in the 1960s during a tour of Tule Springs, Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. The fossil beds are…

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99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6. Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march…

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Thunderbirds honor fallen pilot with dedication of restored F-105 replica

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. From left: Bill Devlin, Rick Dale, Mark Devlin, Shirley Buckley, and Bill Devlin. Buckley and her sons were the guests of honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 to dedicate an F-105 “Thunderchief” replica in front of the Thunderbirds hangar. Buckley’s late husband, Capt. Gene…

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