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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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Base Medical Center seeks qualified nurses

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is actively looking for qualified nurses to join its staff. On June 13, 2012, the medical center will conduct a recruiting event...

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted  June 8, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the…

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First responders: Potential victims?

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Arriving on scene, first responders rush to the aid of a summer heat victim. As one of the responders starts to treat the victim the unthinkable happens: the first responder is now victim number two.

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823rd Maintenance Squadron Spouse Tour

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Huggins, 823rd Maintenance Squadron chief of supply, explains how helicopter parts are shipped and stored during a spouses’ tour June 6, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The tour gave 823rd MXS spouses a chance to learn about the squadron, meet squadron…

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We are home

Posted  June 8, 2012

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bobby Fly, 823rd Maintenance Squadron flight line expediter, is reunited with his son Jason Fly after a six month deployment to Afghanistan June 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 823 MXS was deployed for 180 days to Kandahar Airfield.

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New York Air National Guard trains MQ-9 pilots, sensor operators for entire Air Force

Posted  June 8, 2012

HANCOCK FIELD, N.Y. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (6/4/12) — The MQ-9 Reaper flight training school at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base has graduated its first series of active duty Air Force MQ-9 operators since...

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Reserve members participate in WASP reunion

Posted  June 8, 2012

SWEETWATER, Texas — Personnel from the 926th Group witnessed a piece of history during the Women Airforce Service Pilot reunion here May 26-27. The Reservists from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada...

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted  June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have…

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Flag Day is June 14… so celebrate

Posted  June 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ever wonder about the origins of Flag Day and why we observe it on June 14? Flag Day’s roots go back to 1885 when a school-teacher from Wisconsin named “BJ” Cigrand arranged for the students of Fredonia, Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 as “Flag Birthday.”  Why June 14?  Well, because it…

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Community Happenings June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tops in Blue:  The Tops in Blue will be performing downtown today, June 8. The performance will start at 8 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience here in Las Vegas. For more information contact the community center at 652-5014.   Chapel Paintball: The base chapel is hosting a paintball event today, June 8. The event…

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