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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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U.S. Air Force Weapons School veteran visits Nellis

Posted  July 20, 2012

Retired Col. Ronald E. Catton, a graduate and former instructor from the weapons school, visited U.S. Air Force Weapons School Airmen July 13 to share his knowledge and experiences.

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Be careful what you post; It could hurt your career

Posted  July 20, 2012

Social media quickly became a widespread form of interactive communication and has been incorporated in the way people conduct business, including the military.

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57th Wing’s blood drive benefits community

Posted  July 20, 2012

The 57th Wing and United Blood Services will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 19 and 20 at the Outdoor Recreation Center.

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Senior Enlisted Advisor to CJCS visits Nellis

Posted  July 20, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range to see and better understand...

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Health & Safety

Ask The Doc – July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 2012

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor?

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Back to school? Don’t forget this!

Posted  July 20, 2012

That time of year is right around the corner: back-to-school madness! So when you’re driving around to pick up new clothes and pencils, don’t forget the most important stop for your child: The doctor’s office.

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Overseas extension incentives changes ahead

Posted  July 20, 2012

Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas — Airmen stationed at overseas long tour locations who extend their tour Aug. 1 or later may be eligible for incentives, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

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Repairing a street light…

Posted  July 20, 2012

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Calixto Escamilia, (left) and Senior Airman Steven Black (right) 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, repair a street light in front of a water tower July 10, at Nellis. CE Airmen are responsible for most structural maintenance on base.

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99th Air Base Wing performs CBRNE incident exercise

Posted  July 20, 2012

The 99th Air Base Wing held an exercise involving response to a simulated terrorist use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive incident here July 12.

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Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center holds first research symposium

Posted  July 20, 2012

The 99th Medical Group Clinical Investigation Program held its first research symposium June 27, attended by approximately 65 physicians, nurses and staff.

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