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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…


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Ask the doc

Posted  February 1, 2013

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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Nellis, Creech AFB’s Tax Centers now open

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Brett Clashman The Nellis Tax Center opens Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The center provides free tax advice, tax preparation and tax assistance, to include electronic filing, to active duty, retirees and military family members possessing a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification Card….

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Hand signals: Art ensures safe aircraft operations

Posted  February 1, 2013

Approximately 105 pilots, maintainers and support people assigned to the U.S. Navy’s “Fist of the Fleet” Strike Fighter Squadron 25 from Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., are here participating in the two-week long U.S. Air Force sponsored Red Flag 13-2.

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Red Flag ‘rocks on’ at Nellis

Posted  February 1, 2013

  U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney Takeoff during Ref Flag 13-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. . . . An F-15E from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 24, 2013. Units from the around the country and the world…

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New TRICARE copays take effect

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type of medication and where it is filled. For more information call your local TRICARE office. TRICARE prescription copays will increase Feb. 1. Prescription costs will be based on the type…

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Community Happenings – February 1, 2012

Posted  February 1, 2013

Bluefin LLC, a roof asset management company, has been contracted by HQ/ACC (Contract FA4890-11-D-0002) to survey, evaluate, and perform minor maintenance on all roof sections at Nellis AFB. Bluefin will have teams of inspectors speaking with facility managers and accessing these roofs using ladders, lifts and access hatches. If you have any questions, the Project…

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Angel Reynoso is Nellis AFB Youth of the Year

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Angel Reynoso, Centennial High School student, and Davin Watson, youth center teen director, pose for a photo at the Nellis Air Force Base youth center Jan. 18. Reynoso was presented with the Nellis youth of the year award for his outstanding dedication to community service…

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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“Red”

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Phelps Though red pens are often seen as leaving negative remarks on one’s career, they are in fact used as tools to help better Airmen. From fixing aircraft to correcting papers, each stroke makes a mark in pursuing excellence. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — You could say…

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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