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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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Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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Nellis’ RED HORSE adds airborne EOD

Posted  August 17, 2012

EOD Airmen are known for their expertise in explosive weaponry and hazardous munitions; they conduct various operations both here and abroad on a daily basis to ensure a safe and secure environment...

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School Class 12-F

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-two Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-F on Aug. 9, 2012. Award winners included Staff Sgt. Khrystal Kay, John Levitow Award; Senior Airman Brian Thompson, Academic Achievement Award; Staff Sgt. Andrew Sanders, Commandant Award; and distinguished graduates included Staff Sgt….

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Nellis Offers Youths Club Beyond

Posted  August 17, 2012

Club Beyond started at Nellis AFB Feb. 2012. "We started the program from the ground up at Nellis AFB," director Scott Luebke said. "Our volunteers are the key to running the program."

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I’ve been profiled, now what?

Posted  August 17, 2012

Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road....

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99th Civil Engineer Squadron constructs new parking lot

Posted  August 17, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel HughesNELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior Airman Nickolas Van Hoorebeck, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, directs a front end loader full of asphalt to the next segment of sidewalk Aug. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Construction has been…

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New VA mental health outpatient clinic to open in Reno

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — To better serve the mental health needs of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. “VA is continuing to elevate its service to our Veterans by becoming the twenty-first century standard of excellence in health…

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Community Happenings – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

The 3rd Annual Nellis, Creech and NTTR Military Child Education and Special Needs Forum will be held on Aug. 22 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at the Club on Nellis AFB. To register or for more information call (702) 652-3327. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents: The Secret Garden. Performances will be held today at 6 p.m….

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SECAF visits Nellis and surrounding community

Posted  August 10, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, after landing Aug. 6, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Satellite pharmacy reopens drive-thru service

Posted  August 10, 2012

The 99th Medical Support Squadron Satellite Pharmacy reopened Aug. 6 after improvements to its three-lane drive-thru were finished...

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