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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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VA selects contractor for Colorado community-based outpatient clinic

Posted  August 30, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the contractor to build an expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. “This new facility will ensure that Colorado’s Veterans continue to have the world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. One…

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Nellis units excel in inspection

Posted  August 30, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Working the checklist . . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Lewis, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator journeyman, fills out a checklist prior to refilling his truck Aug. 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. R-11 fuel tanks hold a maximum capacity of…

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Community Happenings – August 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

Settlement of Estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Airman Patrick W. Tomlinson, assigned to 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, 2nd Lt Kristine M. Morris, 99th Medical Support Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. (702) 653-2096. Get Connected: Nellis Family Housing Community Center, Sunday…

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President Obama visits Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  August 24, 2012

President Barack Obama greets Airmen and family members during a visit to Las Vegas Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev...

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It ‘pays’ to have a club membership

Posted  August 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military members assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases have new reasons to become club members while current members are about to see their benefits expand. Nellis AFB has 739 current club members — which accounts for about 10.3 percent of the military population assigned. Membership dues will…

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Volunteers: Extending a Helping Hand, Ear

Posted  August 24, 2012

TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, KYRGYZSTAN – Volunteerism. All of the services define this word slightly different; some incorporate this concept into their core values, but all have this belief intertwined into in their fundamental guiding principles. It’s not uncommon to see service members exhibiting this trait in a myriad of ways, both at home station…

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Nellis AFB Volunteers Needed

Posted  August 24, 2012

Airman & Family Readiness Center The A&FRC has volunteer opportunities for receptionists, program assistants, and other office help. Contact Stephanie Garnes at 652-3327. Airmen Against Drunk Driving (AADD) AADD is always looking for volunteers to help provide transportation for fellow airmen if they become impaired due to drinking. Contact Tech. Sgt. Phillip Ridenour at 652-4136,…

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Rules of the road, the airfield

Posted  August 24, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Airman 1st Class Floyd Jones Jr., 57th Operational Support Squadron airfield management specialist, removes a foreign object from under a truck tire during a Foreign Object Debris check Aug. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. FOD is potentially dangerous on airfields because it can…

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AFPC officials streamline PCS orders process

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force Personnel Center officials here have centralized how Permanent Change of Station orders are processed, validated and authenticated. Since Oct. 2011, the Total Force Service Center-San Antonio has been managing the PCS orders process and has authenticated more than 82,000 orders and 19,000 amendments. Before October, the…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Question from TriCare Plus/Over 65: Q. What if I have civilian doctors I use in Las Vegas? A. You can continue to seek Medicare services from any doctors or hospitals you want because this program does not interfere with you current benefits. In addition, we will assign you to a primary care manager at Nellis…

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