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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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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted  October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials have announced. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service members can start…

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Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted  October 12, 2012

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted  October 12, 2012

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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Ask the Doc – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

Q: I heard that Tricare will pay for visits to CVS’s “MinuteClinic”. Can I use MinuteClinic? A: TriWest’s corporate contracting team implemented a contract with CVS’s MinuteClinic, effective Sept. 1, 2012. West Region beneficiaries will now have access to all West Region locations of MinuteClinic retail providers located in CVS pharmacies. All Tricare Prime Beneficiaries,…

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Nellis Airmen run for wounded warriors

Posted  October 12, 2012

Eight Airmen from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, united to form a team to take on the challenges of the Las Vegas Tough Mudder competition at Spicer Ranch here Oct. 6.

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One-of-a-kind squadron trains Airmen from ground up

Posted  October 12, 2012

Red Flag, an air-to-air combat training exercise offered here, provides training for U.S. and allied nations’ combat air forces pilots, coming as close to a real world experience as possible.

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Nevada steroid treatments free from fungal meningitis

Posted  October 12, 2012

Nellis medical officials confirm that the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, serving local active-duty military personnel, their families and retirees, did not receive any contaminated steroids reported recently to have caused meningitis in patients across the nation. Approximately 137 cases of meningitis, including 12 deaths, have been reported in 10 states as of Oct….

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Honestly, how can we improve?

Posted  October 12, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I think that we can all agree that honesty is important. But are we truly honest with our fellow Airmen when we give them feedback? How many times have you been told you are doing a great job but didn’t see that reflected in quarterly awards or performance reports?…

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Preliminary aircraft demonstration lineup for Aviation Nation 2012 announced

Posted  October 12, 2012

A preliminary Aviation Nation 2012 demonstration lineup has been announced for the Nellis Open House Nov. 10 and 11.

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 19, 2012

October 20….. On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory…

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