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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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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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Community Happenings – May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 30, 2014

Q.“How do I file a medical appeal?” A.To file a medical appeal, follow the instructions on your explanation of benefits or determination letter for your denied claim. Send your appeal to your regional contractor. See below for the address. North Region Health Net Federal Services, LLC. TRICARE Claim Appeals P.O. Box 105266 Atlanta, GA 30348 Health…

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820th RED HORSE constructs new fire station

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Airman 1st Class Kile Wagener, 820th RED HORSE electrical systems apprentice, works on electrical wires May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base. RED HORSE has been designing and building the new housing area fire station since 2012. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 820th RED…

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FTAC: Bridging gaps for new Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyday new Airmen graduate from technical school and move on to their first duty station. In doing so, the beginning weeks of a first-term Airman’s transition to the operational Air Force can be quite unclear and stressful. As a first-term Airman when I arrived here, I didn’t know anything the…

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Terminating your lease can be easy

Posted  May 23, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer approaches and many of you prepare for a permanent change of station; you may find yourself in a dilemma. You just received PCS orders, but your lease isn’t up for another six months. As a military member, you have protection under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. You can…

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Nellis closes National Police Week with formal retreat

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Maj. Richard Martin, 99th Security Forces Squadron commander, speaks to military members and civilians at Freedom Park during a final guard mount and formal retreat ceremony as part of National Police Week May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The final guard mount and retreat…

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Local community hosts military appreciation event

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to active duty military members, retirees and civilians during the Nellis, Creech and Military Veterans Appreciation Day at Craig Ranch Park May 17 in North Las Vegas, Nev. Approximately 8,000 people attended the inaugural event.

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CSAF provides ‘initial feedback’ to all commanders

Posted  May 23, 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…

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Financial stability key to battle ready Airmen

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Financial stability and preparedness mean one less distraction Airmen have to face while completing their mission. The Airman and Family Readiness Center has resources available to Airmen on Nellis Air Force Base seeking assistance with managing their finances. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Every…

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