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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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Losing Your Future to Sexual Assault

Posted  September 14, 2012

(AFNS) — “I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my…

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99th Medical Group treats scabies outbreak

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — About 150 patients were treated at the Mike O-Callaghan Federal Medical Center for rashes consistent with scabies Sept. 11 and 12. Scabies is an easily-treatable skin rash caused by the human “itch mite,” or Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a…

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2012 CFC kicks off at Nellis, Creech and NTTR

Posted  September 14, 2012

The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 7 and will conclude Dec. 15.

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Community Happenings – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tyndall Ave. closure due to construction: A small segment of Tyndall Ave., directly in front of Building 441, will be closed to through traffic from approximately Sept. 17 through Oct. 5 due to construction. Utilities will be installed into a new hangar facility during this time. Detour routes will be posted, utilizing Griffis Ave. and…

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Nellis Exchange ‘Shuttles’ Increased Selection to Creech Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military Families living and working near Creech AFB enjoy the same selection as those at Nellis AFB, merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything from…

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Good Grades Pay Off at Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between six to nine times as they complete their K-12 education, and with geographical moves comes changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army…

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Ops group celebrates base-wide unity with Oktoberfest celebration

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Operations Group will host an Oktoberfest celebration at The Club at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 to promote base-wide unity. There will be live music and German food and drinks at the event, and all Department of Defense ID card holders are welcome to attend. “Oktoberfest brings…

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Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 21, 2012

Thanks to many who have served our country….   Explaining the EOD mission . . . Airman 1st Class Amanda Ponce, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to Theodore Swenson, a United States Air Force retiree, about EOD’s mission during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Airmen conduct out of cycle FOD walk due to construction

Posted  September 21, 2012

A FOD walk is a necessary step to ensure pilot and aircraft safety by removing bits of debris from areas where it may do damage to airframes.

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A day for Constitutional conversation

Posted  September 21, 2012

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution. As federal employees, we commemorate that anniversary with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Specifically, this day was established to ensure all federal agency employees have the opportunity to learn more about America’s great charter,…

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