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823rd MXS decreases aircraft maintenance time, saves AF money

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman William Georgen [left], 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural mainframe journeyman, and Staff Sgt. Nate Mainville, 823rd MXS aircraft structural mainframe craftsman, replace the structural strap on the tail pylon of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during an accelerated inspection phase, July 25 at Nellis…

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Newcomer’s orientation offers useful information

Incoming members of the Nellis community gather together for a Right Start Newcomers Orientation briefing at The Club, July 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the peak permanent change of station season, approximately 750 people attend Right Start, and each week approximately 50 people attend in-process orientation, visit vendors at the information fair,…

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Lightning lights up skies over Nellis

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron takes flight July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters at Nellis returned to flight July 18 after a runway fire took place June 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., resulting in the fleet being…

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Volunteers ensure smooth operation at pharmacies

Volunteering can be a great way to spend extra time by helping someone out. There are multiple personal benefits, as well as benefits for the organization receiving the assistance.

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Sun sets on Red Flag 14-3

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The sun sets behind a row of F-16 FightingFalcons during Red Flag 14-3, July 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air combat scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, which will in turn increase their combat readiness and…


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First Sergeants Council continuing annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is continuing its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive, and is reaching out to the military and civilian community to assist them in reaching their goal of delivering gifts to military families who could use a little extra help during the holidays. “It…

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Ask the doc

Posted  November 21, 2012

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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AFOSI helps those traveling abroad via AF Portal

Posted  November 21, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — As foreign travel increases within the Department of Defense community, the risk of foreign intelligence targeting also increases. Individuals can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security service at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater…

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Improving Vehicle Fleet Data Automation

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is transitioning how it manages vehicles and fuel. Nellis Air Force Base has been chosen as one of three bases for the second phase of testing the Automotive Information Module 2 system. Initial tests have estimated a savings of 1.5M annual manpower hours currently used to…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

Trees for Troops: The Annual ‘Trees For Troops’ Christmas Tree give-away will be held Dec. 7, 8 – 12 p.m. in the Chapel parking lot There will be 60 Christmas trees to give to Nellis Airmen. For more information, call Cate Berry, 99th Force Support Squadron, at (702)652-8761. The Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Event:…

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Nellis reaches out to Sandy’s victims

Posted  November 16, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and local partners continue relief support in the wake of Super Storm Sandy by moving supplies, equipment and people to beleaguered areas of New York and New Jersey. Nellis teamed up with community partners Nevada Energy and Travis Air Force Base to move 12 utility trucks, supply packs…

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Nellis’ 99th Mission Support Group team leads top Air Force engineers to help clear flood waters

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — A team of nearly 50 Air Force civil engineers from duty locations across the country pulled together to form the 331st Air Expeditionary Group to pump flood waters affecting New York coastal communities following Hurricane Sandy. The command team for this group was from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ask The Doc

Posted  November 16, 2012

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted  November 16, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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