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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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Community Happenings – January 17, 2014

Posted  January 17, 2014

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 17, 2014

Q.“My child, who is away at college, is coming home for the summer. Does my child need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment?” A. “No. Your child doesn’t need to transfer his or her TRICARE Prime enrollment. If you want your child to stay Prime while at college, we encourage him or her…

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Aerospace Medicine – more than just doctors

Posted  January 17, 2014

Aerospace medicine does more than keep aircrews fit to accomplish their day-to-day operations.

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New price study validates 30 percent savingst

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed DeCA to look beyond traditional grocery stores to…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting Jan. 9 in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. During her address, James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on the lessons she’s learned,…

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New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted  January 17, 2014

The Air Force will rely more on its Air National Guard and Reserve components in the future with the aim to preserve more capabilities as the service seeks to reduce its number of service members, the service’s top leader said Jan.9.

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Online Air Force library provides Airmen education, entertainment resources

Posted  January 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Need assistance working on a class project, learning a new language or fixing an engine? Look no further than the online Air Force library, where Air Force library staff work to meet customers’ needs. The online Air Force library offers resources such as electronic books, audio books, digital magazines, music, movies…

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Military OneSource offers free tax services

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline. As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered a free service to ensure they can meet that deadline from…

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Exchange hosts Arby’s grand opening

Posted  January 17, 2014

Linda Castillo, Arby’s cashier, takes a customer’s order during the Arby’s grand opening in the Nellis Exchange Jan. 10 at Air Force Base, Nev. The opening of this Arby’s makes it the fourth to be opened in the Army and Air Force Base Exchange network.

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Load crews participate in quarterly competition

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen 1st Class Jonathan Deacon (front) and Marcus Pinkney (back), 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, and Staff Sgt. Ronald Jefcik (middle), 757th AMXS weapons load crew chief, prepare to load an inert AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly load crew competition, Jan. 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons load crew…

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