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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 Force

‘Great deal of symmetry’ between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill here Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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CSAF releases 2014 reading list

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Juan Femath WASHINGTON — The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III published his professional reading list Feb. 6. “This year’s CSAF Reading List was designed to build understanding,” Welsh said in his message to Airmen. “There are stories of Airmen, fellow service members and leaders from many…

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Maintainers counter cyber threats for first time at Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Jaymes Russell, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Viper Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, tightens down a panel on an F-16 Fighting Falcon wing on the flightline Feb. 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The panel was removed to expose the bolt used to…

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Chief Gaylor speaks at 57th Wing’s annual awards banquet

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Retired Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert Gaylor speaks at the 57th Wing annual awards banquet at the Club Feb. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Gaylor was the fifth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force and is currently the oldest…

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VA launches online tool to calculate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department Feb. 4 launched a new online tool to make it easier for veterans, service members and family members to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about VA’s approved colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country. “We are pleased that Post-9/11 veterans are…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. “We have assured…

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Health & Safety

Nellis AFB Airmen have options to improve fitness scores

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young U.S Air Force Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 300 Nellis Airmen failed the run portion of the Fitness Assessment in calendar year 2013. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine…

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Zero tolerance: Commander discusses racial prejudices

Posted  February 14, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As I contemplated this article and the fact that it would be published during February, which is African American History Month, I thought at first that perhaps I’m not the best candidate to write this. After all, I’m not African-American or any other ethnic minority. Upon further reflection, I…

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Weapons school program back up, running

Posted  February 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — USAF Weapons School Class 13B was cancelled as a result of sequestration and marked a significant event in the history of the weapons school. The school was at a cross-road. The fiscal realities of the future meant difficult choices about the future of the school had to be made. Initial proposals…

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DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to…

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