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AOC integral to Red Flag 14-3 operations

For many Airmen, participating in Red Flag means working long hours in the sun loading munitions and launching aircraft for combat training operations.

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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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Nellis Denny’s open for business

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airman 1st Class Colby Alexander, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, orders a smoothie at the Exchange Denny’s Fresh Express, Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. As the newest addition to the Exchange food court, Denny’s offers menu options that were previously unavailable. All of the food prepared at Denny’s is fresh and…

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Annual Perioperative Nurse Week celebrates dedication to patient safety

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Perioperative nurses were recognized for their important role and commitment to safe patient care during the annual Perioperative Nurse Week here, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. The Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center Operating Room consists of nine active duty service member nurses and four contract nurses who provide perioperative care…

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Airman survives conflict, gains perspective

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S Air Force Capt. Merima White, 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency resident physician, survived the Bosnian conflict as a young child and attributes her experiences to who she is today.

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24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises

Posted  November 22, 2013

The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands.

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Course of Fire exercise tests Military Working Dogs

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Tanner Grutz and Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, play with Habo, 99th SFS military working dog, during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 22, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Community Happenings – November 22, 2013

Posted  November 22, 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. Promotion Ceremony change: The 99th Air Base Wing Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is now scheduled for 10 a.m., Nov. 27 at…

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E-3 Sentry AWACS aircrew orchestrates Green Flag-West battle space

Posted  November 15, 2013

Capt. Robert Winston, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron air weapons officer, participates in a Green Flag-West exercise on an E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control aircraft Nov. 5 in support of ground training at Fort Irwin, Calif. Green Flag-West is a Close Air Support and Joint exercise administered by the U.S. Air Warfare Center…

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CSAF: Air Force must modernize despite budget woes

Posted  November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON — Budget concerns affect every aspect of the Air Force, but the service must continue to modernize, the service’s chief of staff told the Defense Writers Group here Nov. 12. In forming the defense strategy, the service chiefs have to take resources into consideration, Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said. “To some…

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‘Keep calm, carry on …’

Posted  November 15, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The slogan, developed in 1939 by the British government at the brink of World War II, still holds true today. With government shut down, sequestration, furloughs, etc., Airmen’s confidence in the future may be shaken. Change and reductions have already started. What we do not know is just how far cuts…

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