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New inspection system taking form at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika With the new Air Force Inspection System taking form, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen will no longer spend weeks and months preparing for a one-week inspection, but rather be graded on their overall performance over a two-year cycle. Another important change brought on…

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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Nellis’ newest mayor discusses hopes, goals

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, shares a story with a member of the 99th Contracting Squadron during his unit immersion at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Boutwell, who is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, once served…

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Community outreach hosts Honorary Commander induction ceremony

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to attendees of the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 7, 2014. The goal of the honorary commander program is to acquaint community leaders with the missions here at Nellis, Creech and…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Health & Safety

Running toward better health, wellness

When someone first hears about the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program, they probably think of a program aimed only at improving an Airman’s 1.5 mile run time.


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Lab staff work to provide answers

Posted  April 25, 2014

Airman 1st Class Alex Gaheton (left), 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Bush, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician student, conduct daily maintenance on a chemistry analyzer April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Medical laboratory technician students earn 53 Community College of the Air Force credits…

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AF wounded warriors selected for Warrior, Invictus Games

Posted  April 25, 2014

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Air Force Wounded Warrior program officials announced the names of the athletes to represent the Air Force during the 2014 Warrior Games and the Invictus Games at the closing ceremony for the Air Force Trials, in Las Vegas, Nev., April 11. The Air Force Trials gave injured, ill and…

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AMMOS graduates expand combat capability

Posted  April 25, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated another milestone recently, graduating its 27th Combat Support Course here April 11. Class 14A is the first 24 student officer class to graduate from the AMMOS since the school opened its doors in 2002. Before Class 14A the course…

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99th CES offers AC maintenance tips

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is almost here and to help beat the heat, air conditioning units will be turned on to ensure a comfortable summer experience. Not too many people are aware that AC system maintenance is paramount to efficient operation. “Keeping your residence…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON — Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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Nellis hosts Holocaust Remembrance Week

Posted  April 25, 2014

Air Force photograph by Senior Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart DACHAU, Germany — Two ovens in the first crematorium at Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, which opened in 1933 outside Munich, Germany, were used to cremate the bodies of dead prisoners. People initially detained in the camp included Jews, artists, intellectuals, the physically and…

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Every Airman has role in preventing sexual assault

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry O. Spencer testifies on the Air Force Readiness Posture April 10 before the House Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C. Spencer shared the witness table with Gen. John F. Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army;…

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Defenders offer year-round bike patrol

Posted  April 25, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor (front), and Senior Airman Audrey Lorenson, 99th SFS patrolman, patrol on their bicycles throughout base housing April 23 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th SFS is patrolling the neighborhoods of base housing on…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted  May 1, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators. “Air Force Medicine is here to support operations,” said Travis. “We need to provide the right support for…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 1, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21 or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department…

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