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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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Community Happenings May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 2012

Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24:  The Airman & Family Readiness Center is in need of 12-15 participants for the Caring for People Forum School Support Group, scheduled for May 24. Servicemembers, dependents, civilians, and teens with ideas and concerns about local military child education can lend their recommendations to a group…

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RED HORSE airborne engineers pave the way

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Troy Hollis, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, checks equipment for Staff Sgt. Nick Urban, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, prior to a static-line jump mission April 25...

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Air Force Weapons School conducts Mobility Air Forces Exercise

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise Nov. 16, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School…

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How it works in the real Air Force

Posted  May 11, 2012

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy recently issued a call to arms for all enlisted Airmen in his perspective paper: “Now is the time for bold leadership.” In this message, he states it is up to the enlisted force to lead with integrity and return…

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Housing website arms military movers with information

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The base housing office has launched a new website offering a total information source of housing information for present and future residents. The site covers dormitory, on-base privatized housing, and off-base living options. Dawn Davis-Spector, 99th Force Support Squadron housing manager, says the new site helps potential residents make…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements.

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Around Nellis May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster Rozita Villanueva Lee, who serves on the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, speaks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. APAH month was originally introduced as Pacific/Asian Heritage Week by…

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Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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Glass now part of recycling effort

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Glass can now be recycled at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and can also be co-mingled with other recyclable materials. Cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and now, glass can be co-mingled in recycling bins. Glass containers should be empty before disposing of them. Commingled recyclables can be disposed…

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