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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….

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Local

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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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 20, 2013

Q. What is the process for an active duty member enroll into a new Primary Care Manager when reporting to a new duty station. A. All active duty service members must in-process to their new duty station every time they PCS. This process will ensure you and dependents on Tricare Prime will have a PCM…

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Community Happenings – December 20, 2013

Posted  December 20, 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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USAF Thunderbirds release 2014 show schedule

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. Three-year-old Mason Bain waves his U.S. flag as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds flyover in the Diamond Formation during Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2012. The squadron has released its 2014 show schedule and will perform…

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Health & Safety

Winter is coming, dress accordingly

Posted  December 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The temperature has dropped overnight, and the Airman puts on his or her airman battle uniform, grabs his or her personal items and rushes for the door to head to work. An icy cold breeze hits the Airman’s exposed skin and he or she immediately turns around to find his…

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Airman participate in mass reenlistment: Air Force reduces SRB bonuses

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Fourteen U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nev., take the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony Dec. 4 inside the base theater at Nellis AFB. In an effort to take care of Airmen that qualify for a Selective Reenlistment…

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Crosswinds hosts free monthly deployed, remote family dinner

Posted  December 13, 2013

Families of deployed Airmen and service members on remote assignments attend a free dinner at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Dec. 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This dinner happens monthly and is sponsored by the airman and family readiness center.

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Cookie Drive serves sweet treats during holiday season

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Tech. Sgt. Shayla DeVore, USAF Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds commander’s support staff NCO in charge, takes cookies out of a bag during the annual Cookie Drive at the chapel Dec. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were collected, sorted and placed in bags…

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Nellis Chapel hosts holiday lighting ceremony for Airmen, families

Posted  December 13, 2013

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to approximately 100 Airmen and families outside the chapel during a menorah and tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Both the menorah and tree will be lit during December.

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VA warns of marketing scam

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced Dec. 9 that the remains of an Airman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr. of New Haven, Conn., will be buried Dec. 13,…

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