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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…

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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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Judge Advocate General Corps announces law school programs

Posted  November 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our…

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Duck Dynasty Star signs autographs, offers wisdom to Nellis Airmen

Posted  November 15, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen look on as Jason Feinberg, FOX5 correspondent, interviews Duck Dynasty star, Si Robertson, at the Exchange Nov. 12 at Nellis AFB. Robertson was on-hand to meet with fans and sign copies of his book, “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle.”

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Military Working Dog Instructor rides for recovery

Posted  November 15, 2013

“Making a difference in the lives of healing heroes” is a motto the Ride 2 Recovery organization members live by and one that Staff Sgt. Brent Olson, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron military working dog instructor, set out to honor during the Las Vegas Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Nov. 9.

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Two million flight hours tip of untapped RPA capabilities

Posted  November 15, 2013

LAS VEGAS. — Reaching 2 million flight hours for the remotely piloted aircraft community was just the beginning of the still untapped capabilities of the systems and program. This feat continues to expand the future of the RPA community with infinite possibilities. Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/Air Expeditionary Wing commander, said hitting a milestone with…

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Propulsion Shop keeps aircraft flying

Posted  November 15, 2013

The 57th MXG Propulsion Shop is responsible for the maintenance of 185 aircraft engines; here's how they do it.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 15, 2013

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A.The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE program remain…

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Community Happenings – November 15, 2013

Posted  November 15, 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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Nominees sought for AFA civilian award

Posted  November 14, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: · Civilian Wage Employee all Federal Wage System employees · Civilian Program Specialist…

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Deputy Secretary of Defense bids farewell to Nellis AFB Airmen

Posted  November 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Dr. Ashton Carter, United States Deputy Secretary of Defense speaks to Airmen at the Thunderbird Hangar Nov. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Carter visited Nellis AFB to tour the installation and thank Airmen for continuing to do their jobs during challenging times. NELLIS…

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Official describes ‘life skill’ of financial readiness

Posted  November 8, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants service members to have the life skills to successfully manage their finances and create good credit ratings, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth said. Financial readiness lends itself to mission readiness, because it can be difficult for service members to focus on a…

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