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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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VA continues long-term study on Gulf War era Veterans

Posted  June 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – For the third time since the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Department of Veterans Affairs’ researchers will contact Gulf War-era Veterans as a part of a long-term study of their health. “Our message to our Gulf War Veterans is clear: We are not forgetting you, we are listening to you, and we...

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Processing of retroactive Agent Orange claims nearly complete

Posted  June 22, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that nearly 230,000 claims have already been processed for the three newest Agent-Orange related conditions through June 2012, including over 150,000 claims required to be adjudicated under the order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in Nehmer v. U.S. Department of Veterans…

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Community Happenings June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

Dental Squadron Seeking Qualified Patients: The 99th Dental Squadron residency program is seeking patients requiring multiple dental specialties. Patients must present a need for two or more types of specialty care. Applicants must be a military retiree. If interested, please call Staff Sgt. Gardner at 653-2623 or Airman Vences at 653-2600, or email Staff Sgt….

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99th Air Base Wing welcomes new commander

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry R. Cornish will take command and responsibilities of the 99th Air Base Wing from Brig. Gen. (select) Steven D. Garland during a 9 a.m. change of command...

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Weapons School exercise includes family perspectives

Posted  June 15, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School completed its nine-day graduation exercise here June 13. Upon graduation June 16, the students will have earned the title, “Weapons Officer,” and the Weapons School Graduate...

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Leading in our fiscal environment

Posted  June 15, 2012

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNS) — While executing a few mission rehearsals in the middle of the African desert, one of my men was returning to our rally point on his all-terrain vehicle and was being a little too aggressive in his maneuvers. Sure enough, he ended up in the dirt with the ATV…

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Leading across ‘tribal’ barriers

Posted  June 15, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Twenty-first century technology and the 24/7 news cycle have made the world “smaller,” but over millennia human nature has not changed. We long to identify with and belong to a tribe. The myriad of patches, uniforms, ranks and patchwork of partner nation flags bear witness to that constant…

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Last flight

Posted  June 15, 2012

U.S. Air Force Major Gen. Bill Hyatt, Air Warfare Center commander, is sprayed with a fire hose by his wife, Becky, following his last flight as center commander June 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hyatt, as the center’s commander, supported the Air Force’s mission to fly, fight, and win by integrating capabilities…

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Airman Leadership School graduates

Posted  June 15, 2012

Forty-eight Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-E on June 6. This important career step means graduates will move on and...

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Voting assistance helps give Airmen voice

Posted  June 15, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Voting holds roots in American culture dating back to 1787, when the right to vote was established by the United States Constitution. Today, voting is a crucial part of American society that allows the American People to determine the leadership of its government. The voting assistance office encourages and…

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