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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Health & Safety

Nellis holds MARE to prepare

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan. Air Force

LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.


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Thrift Savings Plan: Traditional or Roth, bottom line is saving when it matters most

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — With the current military retirement system, Airmen must serve in the military for 20 years before reaping retirement benefits, unless they are medically retired before hitting that mark. But what about Airmen who serve fewer than 20 years? What can they take away from their Air Force service beyond a medal, a handshake…

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New beginning for Nellis, Creech 2013 intramural basketball league

Posted  January 11, 2013

The 2013 intramural basketball season started Jan. 7, at the Warrior Fitness Center, the first season intramural basketball to be held there.

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Health & Safety

4 risks you don’t know

Posted  January 11, 2013

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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Nellis first sergeants present Diamond Sharp award

Posted  January 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp Award to Staff Sgt. Mandy Hilton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron knowledge operations NCO in charge Dec. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hilton established a new automated job tracking system, resulting in…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  January 11, 2013

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 0730-1630….

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Around Nellis

Posted  January 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Nellis and Creech Air Force Base leadership introduced during Maaco Bowl Nellis and Creech Air Force Base leadership are introduced during the Maaco Bowl Dec. 22, 2012, in Las Vegas. Leadership were there to represent and support more than 250 Nellis and Creech Airmen who…

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Staff Judge Advocate Office can help with your legal matters

Posted  January 11, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Have a car you need to sell in Texas while living in Nevada? Are you deploying and a friend will be caring for your home, vehicle and pets? Or perhaps you are having trouble with your landlord, and you don’t know what to do? These are all issues the…

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Health & Safety

Complacency kills

Posted  January 11, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — We hear it all the time on TV, on the radio, and at commander’s calls: Don’t Drink and Drive. The constant discussion and numerous initiatives, such as Airmen Against Drunk Driving, have hammered the idea home. We all know that drinking and driving is unacceptable. There is another dangerous…

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Air Force Tuition Assistance Program changes policy

Posted  January 11, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force tuition assistance program changed its policies Jan. 3 to emphasize the importance of Airmen maintaining a 2.0 grade point average and a 3.0 for graduate level degrees. The new policies are set in place to ensure Airmen are focusing on school and are dedicated to further…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted  January 11, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March 1, 2013. 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…

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