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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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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 28, 2014

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option? ” A.Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over the phone takes about…

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Nellis celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Senior Airman Lea Gleason, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman dons a Level B hazardous materials protection suit March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Level B protection suit protects against vapor and liquid contaminants.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st…

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Medical teams convene to consider applicants for command

Posted  March 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Medical corps development teams will convene in May and June to select eligible lieutenant colonels for squadron command candidacy for projected calendar year 2015 vacancies, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. AFPC assignment officials will email eligible candidates, and those interested in squadron command must respond to that email…

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Developmental education application windows open in March

Posted  March 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24. According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with commander endorsements…

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Commissaries showcase fruits, veggies for ‘Little Heroes’ in April

Posted  March 28, 2014

To honor military children, commissaries have fun ways for parents and their “little heroes” to learn about the nutritious value of fruits and vegetables.

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TRICARE service centers to ‘go virtual’ April 1

Posted  March 28, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walk-in service at TRICARE service centers in the United States is ending April 1. TRICARE officials said the change reflects “the always growing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often now turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions about their health care.” TRICARE patients have a wide…

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Additional fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced additional civilian workforce shaping initiatives March 26 in compliance with mandatory funding targets and continuing civilian workforce rebalance to meet skill demands for fiscal 2014 and beyond. The programs will run in parallel with military programs, said Lt. Gen. Sam Cox, the Air Force deputy chief of staff for…

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As Nutrition Awareness month ends; eating healthy doesn’t have to

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When people start eating, some start to wonder how many calories are in this and how much weight will be gained. Nutrition Awareness Month kicked off in March and dietitians are ready to answer people’s questions on how to start better eating habits. “Nutrition awareness is important as this helps…

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Air Force Assistance Fund campaign update

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This is the last week off the 41st annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range. With its permanent campaign theme, “Commitment to Caring”, the AFAF has a long legacy of providing worldwide critical assistance to Air Force members and…

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New Lightning AMU officially opens

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II sits on display in the new Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar March 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new hangar will also have an engine maintenance addition built into the facility. Engine maintenance will now be…

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