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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…

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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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Air Traffic Controllers maintain safe airspace

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Capt. Todd Campbell, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron supervisor of flying, looks for aircraft through binoculars in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The supervisor of flying main responsibility is to coordinate what needs to be done between…

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Air Force specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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547th Intelligence Squadron NCO receives Nellis Top III MVP Award

Posted  December 6, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Stephanie Van Veldhuizen, 547th Intelligence Squadron Central Command Integrated Air Defense Systems NCO in charge, stands by a SA-8 GECKO low altitude surface-to-air missile system Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Van Veldhuizen was selected as the Nellis Top III MVP award winner for the month of October. During the month…

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Environmental element stresses recycling importance

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Recycling … one of the three continuous processes in the ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ calculus, is the process of collecting and processing materials that would otherwise be thrown away as trash and are instead, turned into new products. Benefits to recycling include reducing the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators,…

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Residents cut teeth on dental specialties

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Raymond Estrella, 99th Dental Squadron dental assistant, observes as Senior Airman Kelly Balch, 99th DS dental assistant, adjusts the flow of a patients saline solution Dec. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The solution is used to keep patients hydrated during an operation. NELLIS…

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Annual cookie drive offers taste of home to Airmen living in dorms

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Joanna Hale, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment craftsman, and Airman 1st Class Christopher Laguna, 99th Medical Support Squadron health services management journeyman, organize cookies and candy during the Cookie Drive Dec. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were…

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Former commander sees mission decades later

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman A.K. Retired Air Force colonel Linus Upson Jr. (left) and his family gather in a hangar and receive a briefing about the MQ-1 and MQ-9 aircraft during a tour of the base, Nov. 27. Upson, who was the base commander in 1945, brought his family to see the…

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‘Knock-it-Off’ campaign implemented by safety offices

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is implementing a new plan to reduce instances where Airmen are put at risk. It is called the “Knock-it-Off” campaign. The slogan for the KIO campaign is “If it’s dumb, dangerous or different, anyone can call knock it off. Don’t risk it.” “The primary goal of the…

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Crosswinds Dining Facility hosts Annual Thanksgiving meal

Posted  December 6, 2013

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, cuts roast beef during the Thanksgiving meal at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each year senior leadership and their families serve a Thanksgiving meal to active duty military, retirees and their dependents. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larsen, 99th…

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Develop a study plan that works well for you

Posted  December 6, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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