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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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Not alone: Stressed families have options, support

Posted  June 27, 2014

NELLIS AIR BASE, Nev. — Being a part of a military family and living the military life can bring added stress to everyday life stressors. The added stress can range from deployments, to financial issues, to everyday family matters. Luckily, there are resources available on Nellis to help families, and individual family members, cope with the…

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419th LRS trains at Nellis

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Elizabeth Bingham, 419th Logistics Readiness Squadron, fuels journeyman, from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, drains fuel from a fuel tank June 20 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Members from the 419th LRS, in various career fields such as, supply, traffic and vehicle management, conducted…

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Be safe this Fourth of July

Posted  June 27, 2014

With the Fourth of July weekend right around the corner, many people are making plans to celebrate with their friends and families. While having fun is important, it is paramount to keep safety as the number one priority. The National Safety Council in Itasca, Ill. warns that the combination of alcohol, fireworks and driving can…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 27, 2014

Q.“I have TRICARE for Life. Do I have to file claims?” A.If You Have: Medicare and TRICARE Scenario: You get care in the United States, U.S. Territories, or on board a ship in U.S. territorial waters touching the land areas of the U.S. You Need To: Do nothing. Your provider files your claim with Medicare…

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U.S. Army, Air Force team up for joint force exercise

Posted  June 27, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo Senior Airman Spencer Smith, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conducts pre-flight inspections on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft before departing Creech Air Force Base, Nev., June 22. Smith and other Airmen visited Creech AFB as part of Joint Forcible Entry, an…

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Community Happenings – June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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2013 Drinking Water Quality Report Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  June 27, 2014

This report, although required by the Environmental Protection Agency, is distributed by Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as our communication to you, the consumer. The drinking water on the installation has been tested and certified as “safe to drink”. The information in this report is a snapshot of calendar year 2013 drinking water quality at…

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Revamped USAFWS program takes flight

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Two C-17 Globemasters assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., park on the Nellis AFB flightline June 17. The C-17s are temporally deployed to Nellis in support of the U.S. Air Forces Weapons School, Joint Forcible Entry. JFE is part of…

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Chasing runner’s high

Posted  June 20, 2014

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — I hear it all the time: “I hate running.” To be honest, I didn’t like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me. My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics —…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores — I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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