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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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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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Veterans

Running to Remember

Posted  June 1, 2012

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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The Three-Million Acre Classroom

Posted  June 1, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Weapons Instructor Course students simulated “kicking down the door” into a enemy country by air-dropping an entire brigade of troops to seize a runway, May 23.

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted  June 1, 2012

Every day, an invisible war is being fought on the world’s communication networks – a war the Air Force’s cyberspace warriors are training to win. This June, eight students will complete the very first Cyber Weapons Instructor Course, taught at the 328th Weapons Squadron of the U.S. Air Force…

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Nellis promotes energy efficiency through experimentation

Posted  June 1, 2012

Dark Start, a new energy-efficient technology, is coming to Nellis. The program utilizes experimental technologies which could reduce energy consumption and costs for the base. “It’s a demonstration program that’s funded by a congressional…

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99th Air Base Wing celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  June 1, 2012

Today, June 1, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the 99th Air Base Wing. Following is an encapsulation of the Wing’s long and prestigious...

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Health & Safety

Nellis AFB Awareness Day

Posted  June 1, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Elvin Soto, Aerospace and Operational Physiology non-commissioned officer in charge for the 99th Aerospace Medicine squadron, speaks on Situational Awareness and Driving safety during the First Line Supervisors briefing…

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Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website

Posted  June 1, 2012

May 25th marked the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities.

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Health & Safety

Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted  June 1, 2012

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Thunderbirds announce 2013 officer selections

Posted  June 1, 2012

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2013 demonstration season.

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