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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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In-flight refueling keeps aircraft airborne

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for his wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides different units, military branches and countries the opportunity to train together…

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Airmen honor fallen brother during EOD memorial run

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Brian Hartless, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, and his son Ben run towards the finish line of the 4th Annual Michael J. Buras Memorial Run on March 15, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Buras was an EOD specialist assigned to the…

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Airmen’s Center receives fresh start

Posted  March 21, 2014

At the end of a long work day when there is nothing pressing to do, head over to the newly renovated Airmen’s Center.

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Proper protection; no brainer

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to…

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Red Flag 14-2 goes through final training missions

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A Belgian air force maintainer conducts a pre-flight inspection on a Belgian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a training mission during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 440,000 service members have participated in Red Flag since…

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USAFWC NCO STEP promoted

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force continues force management programs U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their…

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Catch lines save lives

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Senior Airman Demarcus Oliver, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, inspects and ties rope around a BAK-12 aircraft arresting barrier on the flightline March 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rope is used to keep the barrier in place for aircraft landings. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Community Happenings – March 28, 2014

Posted  March 28, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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