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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…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Commentary

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Health & Safety

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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‘Great deal of symmetry’ between AF, national commission recommendations

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The national commission which was created to examine how to modify the Air Force’s structure to best fill current and future mission requirements, presented its recommendations during two public meetings on Capitol Hill here Jan. 30. The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force was established by Congress in 2013 to comprehensively…

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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in Reserve

Posted  February 14, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good. “Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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64th Aggressors sharpen combat edge at Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

The red force’s simulated enemy plays a critical role as the opposing force during Red Flag 14-1 by providing U.S. and coalition combat forces from around the world challenges for tomorrow’s threats.

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13th Bomb Squadron brings global strike capability to Red Flag

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gliding through the air like a phantom in the night, the B-2 Spirit evades enemy air defenses, finds its target, then unleashes its firepower only to slip away from the enemy as quietly as it came.

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Red Flag 14-1 stays on target

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Lyons, Joint Tactical Communications Office communications operator from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, looks through information on a workstation inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 14, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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Community Happenings – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Presidents Day Exchange hours · Exchange main store: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · MCS: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · Express\Class 6: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Creech Express: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Hospital Express: Closed · Landings Express: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Service Station: unattended avail 24/7   Food…

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CMSAF gives enlisted perspective at AFA symposium

Posted  February 8, 2014

The Air Force’s top enlisted member took the stage Feb. 20 at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition here to highlight the advantage Airmen, past and present, give the Air Force.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young
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Airmen deliver care despite lockdown

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Téa Burke holds her newborn daughter, Noélani Burke, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Jan. 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Noélani was delivered shortly after a disgruntled man brandishing a handgun outside the emergency room caused the hospital to be locked down….

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