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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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Physical training uniform shortages through summer

Posted  April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer. The new issued IPTU is made with a softer fabric and will replace the legacy physical training uniform, which was made…

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SecAF addresses women in national security

Posted  April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the topic of women serving in combat roles during a Women In International Security-sponsored event to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Stimson Center, March 28. “In the Air Force, we were already leading the pack in terms of integration of women,” said James, who…

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Air Force Wounded Warriors Trials 2014 arrive at Nellis

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Cody Caraker, adaptive sports camp participant, cycles through Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Area 2 during an Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp Feb. 26. The 2014 Warrior Games Selection Camp will begin April 7 with 100 athletes coming from across the United States to…

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99th CES firefighters train to make difference

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron fire captain, prepares for live fire suppression training at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Training sessions prepare Airmen for possible real world scenarios of aircraft catching fire on the flightline. NELLIS AIR…

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Air Force names 2013 Sijan award winners

Posted  April 4, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Two officers and two enlisted Airmen have been named the 2013 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Sijan award, first presented in 1981, was named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor….

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Leadership lessons: Protecting castle

Posted  April 4, 2014

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — In my position as the command chief, I always take advantage of the many opportunities to speak with Airmen. I often ask them several canned questions just to get the conversation rolling. “Where are you from?”, “Why did you join the Air Force?”, “Have you called your mom…

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Training affiliation agreement ensures medical skills are maintained

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard U.S. Air Force surgeons assigned to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base discuss a patient’s medical records March 28 at University Medical Center, Las Vegas. MOFMC Airmen are provided the opportunity to maintain their medical expertise by participating in a joint…

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Civilian personnel manage careers with myPers

Posted  April 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers. “This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the…

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Community Happenings – April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter 99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy hosts Drug Take Back Day The 99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 25 and 26 at the Nellis Air Force Base Exchange. The pharmacy will accept any tablets,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 11, 2014

Q.“I have TRICARE For Life; what are my costs?” A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when only Medicare or only TRICARE pay for a service or when either plan won’t pay. Service Is Medicare Pays TRICARE Pays You Pay Covered by…

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