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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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Nellis, Creech AFB’s Tax Centers now open

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Brett Clashman The Nellis Tax Center opens Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The center provides free tax advice, tax preparation and tax assistance, to include electronic filing, to active duty, retirees and military family members possessing a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification Card….

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Ask the doc

Posted  February 1, 2013

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013! How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military& Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be changes…

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Langford assumes command of NTTR

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, passes the Nevada Test and Training Range flag to Col. Stephen Langford, NTTR commander, during the NTTR assumption of command ceremony, Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The NTTR, formerly the 98th Range…

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AF to open remaining combat positions to women

Posted  February 1, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced today the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service. “Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on…

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59th TES gets new data lab

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Members of the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron pose for a photo outside the old data lab Jan. 25, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new data lab is scheduled to open Feb. 8 to accommodate the F-35 aircraft slated to arrive at…

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Three ways to combat sexual assault

Posted  February 1, 2013

(AFNS) — While moderating the U.S. Air Force Facebook page recently, I came across a question I found personally difficult to answer. The question was asked by a concerned parent preparing to send a daughter to basic training in light of a widespread sexual assault investigation. She asked, “Will my daughter be safe?” It’s difficult…

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Be proactive before MilPDS downtime

Posted  February 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thinking of returning to the “real world” of civilian life or still loving the Air Force enough to give some more years? Make sure your paperwork has been updated in the Military Personnel Data System by Feb. 15 or you could be in for a big headache. Nellis’ Military…

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480th Fighter Squadron tackles both Red, Green Flags

Posted  February 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Lt. Col. Marshall Chalverus, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, climbs into the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 13-2 Jan. 22, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is the first time the 480th FS has been taking…

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Community Happenings – February 8, 2012

Posted  February 8, 2013

57th MXS Munitions Flight Quarterly Closed Warehouse Inventory: In accordance with AFI21-201, Conventional Munitions Maintenance Management, Paragraph 7.11, the Munitions Storage Area will be CLOSED for a wall-to-wall inventory from March 18 to 25, 2013. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of buisness Feb. 28. Munitions must be picked up and/or…

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted  February 8, 2013

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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