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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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Top-3 council “pays it forward”

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — At the corner of G Street and McWilliams Avenue in Las Vegas, 45 Nellis Airmen prepare hot meals and serve cold water to a growing line of people stretching two blocks...

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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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