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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 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DOD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release military related information to the public should contact the Nellis Public Affairs Office…

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RED HORSE realigns Ellsworth Road

Posted  April 27, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 820th RED HORSE Squadron saved the Air Force over half-a-million dollars while improving training and safety, during the Ellsworth Road re-alignment project. The re-alignment of Ellsworth Road starts Monday, April 30, 2012, and is...

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AF officials say Nellis is good example of Renewable Energy use

Posted  April 27, 2012

(AFNS) — The Air Force is on target to generate 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016, and expects to have enough renewable energy to supply 25 percent of all installation electricity use by 2025, according to Air Force officials. The announcement supports the Department of Defense’s plans…

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Leaders should walk and talk instead of click and send

Posted  April 27, 2012

(AFNS) — Recently, I received and reviewed, with great concern, the alarmingly high Air Force suicide rates for fiscal 2012. As of March 27 we have had 30 suicides for the year compared to 23 at this same time last year. You may be thinking, “Chief, why are you telling me this?” I would respond…

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Nellis changes custodial contract

Posted  April 27, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Beginning May 1, 2012, custodial services for facilities on Nellis Air Force Base will be reduced to restroom cleaning only due to budget constraints. Child Development Centers, Youth Centers and Fitness Centers are the only exceptions to the new standard. Langley Air Force Base adopted the new cleaning standards…

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AF leaders gather to address sexual assault prevention, response

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.) Air Force leaders from around the globe gathered at the 2012 Sexual Assault Prevention...

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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas—As the Air Force continues a fiscal 2012 civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two…

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AF officials plan for scheduled downtime to upgrade MilPDS

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here is upgrading and transferring the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center later this year. The upgrade project is scheduled to take 23 days to complete. During this period, MilPDS will not be available. Upgrades…

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were…

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Career opportunities available for those up to the challenge

Posted  April 27, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Interesting career opportunities exist for enlisted Airmen who are ready for new challenges and have a desire to take their careers in a whole new direction, said Technical Sgt. Jessica Cobb, Air Force Personnel Center Mission Support/Joint Department Assignments branch. “There are many great opportunities with unique…

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