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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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NELLIS NOTAM – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 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, NV, (702) 654-0189.

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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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Salutes & Awards

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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