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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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Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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New year is perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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AF appoints new space deputy

Posted  December 13, 2013

A new Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space was appointed Nov. 18 to lead the way in innovation in Space.

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Security Forces challenge Airmen’s physical, mental abilities

Posted  December 13, 2013

A recent endurance course consisting of seven stations tested Nellis teams both mentally and physically.

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Community Happenings – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Essentials of Credit: Using Credit Wisely: Dec. 13, Jan. 14, March 11, May 13, Jul. 8,…

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DOD, TSA partner to provide military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports

Posted  December 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as reservists and National Guard members are eligible for expedited Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, screening beginning Dec. 20. As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one size fits all security approach and provide more of the traveling…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 12, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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Airman educates children on Native American culture

Posted  December 6, 2013

Airman 1st Class Emalee Dalrymple, 57th Wing knowledge operator, shows children mink attached to her braids, at the base Youth Center, Nov. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dalrymple is the tribe princess from the Ma Chis (pronounced Mashash) lower Creek tribe from Southeast Alabama. Dalrymple shared her roots with the youth in celebration…

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57th Wing earns 11th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the eleventh time in its history and for the fifth consecutive two-year period, Air Force officials validated the 57th Wing as among the very best as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. Members of the 57th Wing…

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Detached supervision breeds average performance

Posted  December 6, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up as a child, I got in trouble for getting a “C” grade for my school work and it reflected on my report card. My mother, actively involved in my childhood development, instilled an ethos: “There is an enemy called average; you are not average and an average score…

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