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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…

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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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Salutes & Awards

AFRC wins Peacemaker of the Year Award

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center staff has won the Mediators of Southern Nevada, Peacemaker of the Year Award Sept. 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Mediators of Southern Nevada was founded in 1992 and is an organization dedicated to the education, promotion, and support of alternative dispute…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  September 21, 2012

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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Air Force Celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted  September 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Happy 65th Birthday to the Air Force . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Airman Andreas Morgan, 99th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, cut a cake Sept. 18, 2012 at the Cross Winds Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Health & Safety

Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Events

Successful Retiree Appreciation Day a team effort

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day was held at the Thunderbird hangar Sept. 15. The event offered an information fair, where 65 different vendors provided information and medical screenings to approximately 810 retirees. It also featured a military working dog demonstration from…

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Local

STARBASE NELLIS celebrates community partnerships with grand opening

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 926th Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its STARBASE NELLIS academy here Sept. 12.

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Commentary

A day for Constitutional conversation

Posted  September 21, 2012

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution. As federal employees, we commemorate that anniversary with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Specifically, this day was established to ensure all federal agency employees have the opportunity to learn more about America’s great charter,…

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Local

Airmen conduct out of cycle FOD walk due to construction

Posted  September 21, 2012

A FOD walk is a necessary step to ensure pilot and aircraft safety by removing bits of debris from areas where it may do damage to airframes.

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Events

Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 21, 2012

Thanks to many who have served our country….   Explaining the EOD mission . . . Airman 1st Class Amanda Ponce, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to Theodore Swenson, a United States Air Force retiree, about EOD’s mission during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Events

Ops group celebrates base-wide unity with Oktoberfest celebration

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Operations Group will host an Oktoberfest celebration at The Club at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 to promote base-wide unity. There will be live music and German food and drinks at the event, and all Department of Defense ID card holders are welcome to attend. “Oktoberfest brings…

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