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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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Events

Community Happenings – August 15, 2014

Posted  August 15, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set, Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Nellis Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Left to right: Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher Fitzgerald, all members of the 820th RED HORSE, pose for a photo Aug. 5 in front of the spot where the three Airmen, assisted by three members of the…

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Voice within

Posted  August 8, 2014

LANGLEY AFB, Va. — “Can your significant other sexually assault you?” The answer was a resounding silence. No one knew how to answer the ‘Sex Signals’ speaker. I knew. I knew the answer. Rather, the sudden urge to vomit and then excuse myself from the auditorium gave me my answer. “Yes. Oh, my God. Yes,” said a…

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Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted  August 8, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my…

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Salutes & Awards

926th GP welcomes new commander

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Col. Ross Anderson, 926th Group commander, speaks during the 926th GP’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 31. Through total force integration, the 926th GP provides combat-ready reservists to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center as sustained expertise integrated at…

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Veterans

TAP prepares service members for life after military

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Ellie Bogensperger, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist, instructs a class during the Transition Assistance Program on Goals, Plans, Success and Resiliency at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4. The TAP is designed to teach military members…

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Health & Safety

As school gets ready to start, remember to be safe

Posted  August 8, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for everyone as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for everyone, not just parents and students, to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions involving school zones and buses….

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Health & Safety

Wake up: Don’t drive while tired

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Jason Couillard The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This equals to 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Although there are many studies about driving while fatigued, there are…

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Airmen honored, players fly high at USA men’s basketball scrimmage

Posted  August 8, 2014

  U.S. Air Force Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., stand at attention during the singing of the National Anthem before a USA Basketball Men’s National Team intra-squad scrimmage at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas Aug. 1. The Airmen recently returned from deployment and were honored during the scrimmage.    …

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Air Force

Team works to solve POV shipment issues

Posted  August 8, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed…

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