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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Health & Safety

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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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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Well-Baby Doctor Visits: Why they are so important

Posted  August 24, 2012

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it?

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High year of tenure changes take effect in 2013

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — High year of tenure changes announced in December will go into effect in September 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded affected Airmen today. Changes will affect senior airmen, staff sergeants and technical sergeants, said Lt. Col. Tara White, AFPC retirements and separations chief, who explained that…

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Local Law Enforcement builds strength in an old Nellis gym

Posted  August 24, 2012

In 2010, defenders from the 99th Security Forces Squadron and one member from the 555th RED HORSE, took a gym scheduled for demolition and transformed it into a shoothouse, currently utilized by all military services, local law enforcement and federal law enforcement....

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Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted  August 24, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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Community Happenings – August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

57 MXS Munitions Flight Closure: IAW AFI 21-201, Paragraph 7.11, the Munitions Storage Area will be closed for a wall-to-wall inventory from Sept. 7-14. All issue requests must be submitted no later than Close of Business Sept. 3. Munitions must be picked up and/or turned in no later than Close of Business Sept. 6. Emergency…

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Welsh ‘humbled’ to serve as Air Force chief of staff

Posted  August 17, 2012

The Air Force chief of staff flag passed to the service’s 20th chief in a ceremony Aug. 10. Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, a 36-year Airman, stepped into the position, taking over for Gen. Norton Schwartz, who also retired from the Air Force during the ceremony....

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Teamwork affects us all

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Imagine you’re deployed. Your base has been mortared and you are leading a post attack sweep team. The very lives of your team depend on the collective actions of each team member. Think about what would happen if one person acted alone. Now, imagine you are recalled and standing…

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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – (Editor’s Note: See related article on Nellis AFB’s program –Youths Club Beyond in this week’s issue.) If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to…

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SecAF shares AF, DoD goals at energy summit

Posted  August 17, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense’s energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7....

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