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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…

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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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2013 CDCs available online in September

Posted  July 6, 2012

(AFNS) — The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available.

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Ask the Doc – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Are you going to have a school physical day this year? How do I schedule my appointment?

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Fitness is only one component of total health

Posted  July 6, 2012

(AFNS) — If asked about their health, many Airmen would point to their physical condition or recent fitness test as an indicator. Being healthy is about more than just passing a fitness test.

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AF discontinues ITDY dependent travel, transportation allowances

Posted  July 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced a change to transportation and travel allowances for Airmen tasked with 365-day extended deployments, commonly referred to as an indeterminate TDY.

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Midway White III on the Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted  July 6, 2012

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Noah Putman, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, walks away after marshalling an F-15 Eagle...

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Managing your move: TMO breaks down moving myths

Posted  July 6, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — The summer season encroaches each and every day. Changes of command, farewell picnics and moving trucks mark this transitional time frame.

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Community Happenings – July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 2012

Settlement of Estate Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Antonio Clayton Tucker, assigned to 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev. should contact Summary Court Officer, Capt. Zalika R. Mims, 432nd Aircraft Communication Maintenance Squadron, Creech AFB, Nev., at 702-404-0187, or  Blackberry,  702-533-0902.   NOTAM  Anyone having…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 3, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Nellis’ Freedom Fest has small town feel, huge city sound

Posted  June 29, 2012

Three-year-old Landen Birzer has never missed a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Fourth of July Celebration. One of his first words was “Wow!” during last year’s show. This year’s show will feature Birzer’s “ooh’s...

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Ride like you’re invisible

Posted  June 29, 2012

Lt. Col. Clinton Burpo was in trouble. Just moments earlier he had been midway through his commute to work, riding his bicycle along the same route he did every morning. Without warning, something slammed into him from the side, knocking him off his bike and onto the pavement.

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