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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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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted  March 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure…

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Nellis participates in 2014 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted  March 28, 2014

Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard Airman 1st Class Therman Thomas posts the Air Force flag during the National Prayer Breakfast at the Club March 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The National Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The President, members of Congress and other government leaders gathered to reaffirm the nation’s…

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Stress; coping with reality

Posted  March 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Deal with it” is a phrase most people know all too well. How does one struggle through the everyday leaps and bounds of life? When the world crumbles at your feet and all feels lost, do you throw in the flag of resistance, or do you cope with the struggles of…

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100 pounds later: new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA — I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Dependent rate BAH recertification begins in March

Posted  March 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Air Force will be conducting a force-wide dependent rate Base Allowance for Housing recertification between March and December 2014. Individuals who are receiving or entitled to dependent rate pay will be contacted by the finance office and asked to fill out AF form…

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Nellis celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 28, 2014

Lt. Col. Carey Jones, 561th Joint Tactics Squadron commander andF-15C Eagle pilot, poses on the Nellis Air Force Base Nev. flightline March 21. Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Public Law 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982…

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Community Happenings – April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 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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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 4, 2014

Q.“How do I start using the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery option? “ A.Follow the steps below: 1. Complete the pharmacy home delivery registration form. You may register: • Online at: https://host1.medcohealth.com/consumer/site/registration?partner=DOD&accessLink=TRICARE • By calling 1-877-363-1303; 1-877-363-1433; TDD/TTY (for the hearing impaired) 1-877-540-6261. • By mail: download the registration form (http://express-scripts.com/TRICARE/homedelivery/docs/dodMailOrderForm.pdf) and mail it to: Express…

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99th CES firefighters train to make difference

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief, awaits the beginning of his annual aircraft live fire exercise on the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis firefighters are required to complete the training exercise twice in daylight, and twice…

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Danish airmen participate in Green Flag training

Posted  April 4, 2014

The Royal Danish air force participated in Green Flag-West 14-5 here. Approximately 125 Danish military officials participated in the two week long exercise that began March 14.

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