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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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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted  August 3, 2012

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted  August 3, 2012

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I…

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My job is prosecuting sexual assault

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Here’s a simple truth…sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are “blue on blue,” or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the…

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State attorney general indicts Nellis AFB contractor for theft

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Nevada attorney general announced the indictment of a contractor working in the plastic surgery department of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here July 30. Shanita Flax was charged with 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. One of her duties was to discuss pricing with women considering a breast augmentation…

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2nd Quarter Installation Award winners announced

Posted  August 3, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis recently announced its installation award winners for the second quarter. Listed below are the awards and the names of the winners.   Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman David Cook, 57th Wing   Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter: Tech Sgt. Tiffany Bailey, 99th Air Base Wing   Senior…

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Building dedication ceremony

Posted  August 3, 2012

U.S. Air Force Gen. Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Col. Gregory Patschke, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat director, cut a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony July 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted  August 3, 2012

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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Hole in One…

Posted  August 3, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Alex Ackley, a fire emergency services accreditation manager with the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, tees off at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course July 31, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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