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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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STARBASE NELLIS celebrates community partnerships with grand opening

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 926th Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its STARBASE NELLIS academy here Sept. 12.

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Successful Retiree Appreciation Day a team effort

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day was held at the Thunderbird hangar Sept. 15. The event offered an information fair, where 65 different vendors provided information and medical screenings to approximately 810 retirees. It also featured a military working dog demonstration from…

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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Air Force Celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted  September 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Happy 65th Birthday to the Air Force . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Airman Andreas Morgan, 99th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, cut a cake Sept. 18, 2012 at the Cross Winds Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 21, 2012

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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AFRC wins Peacemaker of the Year Award

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center staff has won the Mediators of Southern Nevada, Peacemaker of the Year Award Sept. 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Mediators of Southern Nevada was founded in 1992 and is an organization dedicated to the education, promotion, and support of alternative dispute…

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Suicide Prevention: Risks and Warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone should understand that before intervention, before support; even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support…

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Community Happenings – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program to enhance job skills

Posted  September 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013. “At VA, we know first-hand that Veterans make exceptional employees, which…

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Honoring the Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action

Posted  September 28, 2012

  Laying the wreath . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Prisoner of War survivors watch Senior Airman Brandon Wells, Nellis Honor Guard trainer, lay the ceremonial wreath on a stand during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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