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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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Red Flag 12-4 to be held July 16-27

Posted  June 29, 2012

Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 12-4 from July 16-27, 2012.

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Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks allowed from June 28 to July 4

Posted  June 29, 2012

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding residents that only fireworks labeled “safe and sane” are legal for use in Clark County, and only from June 28 through July 4, when it’s legal for authorized...

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Nellis lights the way for energy conservation

Posted  June 29, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base, in a continuing effort to promote energy efficiency, is replacing the lighting in several aircraft hangars with more efficient fixtures. “The hangar project was identified in a 2010 energy audit...

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Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted  June 29, 2012

Four installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here June 21. The Rotary Club presented Staff Sgt. Dustin Holmes, Senior Airman Heather Kelly, Staff Sgt. Samantha Mendrop, and Airman 1st Class Blake Wirth with the Wetzel Award.

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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted  June 29, 2012

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Nellis medical center graduates first resident class

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program is graduating its first class today. The FMR graduation ceremony marks the end of the residents’ three-years of post-doctoral, supervised practice...

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What we see but don’t understand

Posted  June 29, 2012

Being a first term Airmen and an air traffic control apprentice at Nellis AFB is no easy task. Even with over a hundred hours of training, it’s very easy to forget that the tiny aircraft targets seen on the radar screen are actually massive aircraft, each with more components and intricate parts then the entire room of equipment used to execute the air traffic control mission.

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Green Flag At Nellis

Posted  June 29, 2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Fiust, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., checks equipment in his AV-8B Harrier. The Harrier pilots, along with F-16 pilots from Misawa Air Base...

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HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted  June 29, 2012

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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