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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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NCOs participate in leadership classes

Posted  February 7, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course is a class for reserve and active-duty NCOs to learn and work together in a classroom setting while fine-tuning their leadership and management skills. The course is only open to junior NCOs. “We want to focus on the midline supervisors,” said Master Sgt….

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Leave your mark on future Airmen

Posted  February 7, 2014

SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. — Recently, I volunteered to write an article on mentoring, thinking I was pretty good at putting words on paper. If only it were that easy. The honest fact is I’m not really sure how to explain mentoring. After 19 years in the Air Force, I just know it…

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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Cameron Delsol, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew three man and Staff Sgt. Douglas Brown, 366th AMXS lead crew team chief, walk along the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 28. The Airmen are more than 3,200 personnel participating in Red…

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AF Medical Service 2013 award winners announced

Posted  February 7, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Surgeon General’s Medical Force Development Directorate recently announced the winners of the Air Force Medical Service Annual Award competition and four people from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., were honored. The competition included individual and team awards, based on criteria outlined in AFI 36-2856, Medical Service Awards. The Nellis winners…

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Air Force promotes literacy among school age children

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Reading a book is a reward in and of itself, but that does not always persuade children to read. To help promote literacy, the Air Force Personnel Center is sponsoring an incentive reading program until March 7. The One Page at a Time program is open to youth ages five through…

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B-2 spirit conquers night ops

Posted  February 7, 2014

A B-2 Spirit from the 13th Bomb Squadron, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., banks over the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag 14-1 night training mission Jan. 29. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. The 13 BS is participating in Red Flag…

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SFS defeats IS in intramural basketball

Posted  February 7, 2014

The East and West made up of 10 teams each. The top 10 teams with the best record will play in the playoffs. The 99th SFS defeated the 547th IS 60-49.

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Family care plans offer next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted  February 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for children

Posted  February 7, 2014

With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said.

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Remotely piloted aircraft flies first long-duration test using repurposed satellite

Posted  February 7, 2014

Using a repurposed commercial satellite, Air Force crews flew MQ-1 Predators and MQ-9 Reapers from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., during multiple missions in November and December.

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