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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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Rescue squadron remembers fallen hero

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron and others pay tribute and take part in a road dedication to fallen Airman, Capt. Joel Gentz, Sept. 28, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58 RQS held a memorial service and road dedication for Gentz, who was killed in action June 9, 2010 in Afghanistan.

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Community Happenings – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Week of October 6: 1683 – The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 1847 – “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London. 1848 – The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor…

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Memorial service for Airman set

Posted  September 28, 2012

Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera, 22, 823rd Maintenance Squadron weapons load-crew member, from Pasadena, Calif., died at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 23.

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Nellis helps Make-A-Wish come true

Posted  September 28, 2012

There are many people who wish for the opportunity to see the home of the fighter pilot. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Georgious Kalevrosoglou, an 18 year old from Greece, diagnosed with leukemia, was able to do just that.

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Nellis Airman excels at U.S. Naval Senior Enlisted Academy

Posted  September 28, 2012

Master Sgt. Nate Bettisworth spends most of his duty time managing finances at the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, but took a unique opportunity July 26 to further his professional military education.

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Toeing the line on standards

Posted  September 28, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — For the past four years of my career, as a first sergeant, I have heard the words, “But Shirt, he’s a good guy,” far too many times. Whether it was for a failed physical training test or substandard performance of noncommissioned officer responsibilities, the same statement would pop…

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Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted  September 28, 2012

Five installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here Sept. 20.

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Nellis says farewell to contracted gate guards

Posted  September 28, 2012

Effective Oct. 1, contracted gate guards will no longer man entry control points to the base.

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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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