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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Local

57th OSS integrates new ATC radar system

Over the last month, the Nellis Air Traffic Control facility activated a new radar system called the Standard Terminal Automation Modernization Replacement System, or STARS, to replace capacity-constrained, older technology systems.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

Open House to celebrate Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Shad Eidson Local

799th SFS turns up heat, wins Fire Muster traveling trophy

The Nellis/Creech Fire Department hosted the 4th annual Fire Muster at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, in culmination of National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 10, 2014.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley Local

Seymour Johnson hosts latest round of Joint Aircrew Flight Equipment testing

Over the past few years, the Air Force has seen the introduction of several weapons systems that have pushed its aviation capability to new heights.

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Charles Larkin Sr. Local

First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.


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Airmen provide Nellis and Creech families Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 volunteer Airmen gathered here to participate in Operation Warm Heart, where they moved, packaged and delivered 700 Thanksgiving dinners for military members and their families Nov. 13. The Tug Boat society, an organization founded by Cathy and Dwight Mahan, collected donations from corporations, organizations and individuals…

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First Sergeants Council continuing annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is continuing its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive, and is reaching out to the military and civilian community to assist them in reaching their goal of delivering gifts to military families who could use a little extra help during the holidays. “It…

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Ask the doc

Posted  November 21, 2012

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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AFOSI helps those traveling abroad via AF Portal

Posted  November 21, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — As foreign travel increases within the Department of Defense community, the risk of foreign intelligence targeting also increases. Individuals can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security service at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater…

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Improving Vehicle Fleet Data Automation

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is transitioning how it manages vehicles and fuel. Nellis Air Force Base has been chosen as one of three bases for the second phase of testing the Automotive Information Module 2 system. Initial tests have estimated a savings of 1.5M annual manpower hours currently used to…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

Trees for Troops: The Annual ‘Trees For Troops’ Christmas Tree give-away will be held Dec. 7, 8 – 12 p.m. in the Chapel parking lot There will be 60 Christmas trees to give to Nellis Airmen. For more information, call Cate Berry, 99th Force Support Squadron, at (702)652-8761. The Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Event:…

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Nellis reaches out to Sandy’s victims

Posted  November 16, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and local partners continue relief support in the wake of Super Storm Sandy by moving supplies, equipment and people to beleaguered areas of New York and New Jersey. Nellis teamed up with community partners Nevada Energy and Travis Air Force Base to move 12 utility trucks, supply packs…

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Nellis’ 99th Mission Support Group team leads top Air Force engineers to help clear flood waters

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — A team of nearly 50 Air Force civil engineers from duty locations across the country pulled together to form the 331st Air Expeditionary Group to pump flood waters affecting New York coastal communities following Hurricane Sandy. The command team for this group was from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ask The Doc

Posted  November 16, 2012

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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