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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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Anonymous crime tips now possible with mobile app

Posted  November 30, 2012

QUANTICO, Va (AFNS) — Suspicious or illegal activity can now be anonymously reported directly to the Air Force Office of Special Investigations using a mobile phone application or by texting ‘AFOSI’ and the tip to 274637 (CRIMES) in an SMS text message. AFOSI launched these methods to capitalize on cyberspace capabilities and engage the Air…

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Around Nellis

Posted  November 30, 2012

U.S. Air Force Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Toney, 99th Force Support Squadron sustainment flight superintendent, cut the traditional Thanksgiving cake at the Mountain View dining facility Nov. 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Twenty Services Airmen baked pastries and cooked 16 turkeys, eight hams…

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Ask the doc

Posted  November 30, 2012

Q. How do I Enroll in MiCare A. Don’t delay — enroll in MiCare today! One MiCare enrollee said it is, “empowering to be able to communicate via the Internet about routine health issues – and can very well prevent visits to the clinic…” Registration is a face-to-face process to ensure security of patient health…

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Great American Smokeout gives smokers a running start to quit

Posted  November 30, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center and 99th Force Support Squadron held The Great American Smokeout 5k and Turkey Trot Nov. 15, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center in support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 100 Airmen and their families participated in the 3.3 mile run from the fitness…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 30, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave.

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Health & Safety

The little things mean a lot to safe motorcycle riding

Posted  November 30, 2012

Little things mean a lot. It’s a phrase we have all grown up with, and probably, take for granted. Motorcyclists can’t afford, from a safety standpoint, to take anything for granted.

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AF leaders target sexual assault in latest ‘Letter to Airmen’

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James A. Roy issued a tri-signature “Letter to Airmen” Nov. 16. As part of an effort to increase awareness of sexual assault, the Air Force’s…

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Nellis November review . . .

Posted  November 30, 2012

A look back at community happenings these past 30 days......

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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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