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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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Green Flag 14-2 trains 37th Bomber Squadron for combat operations support

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off during Green Flag 14-2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Green-Flag West provides realistic close-air support training environment for forces preparing to support worldwide combat operations.

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Universal Nutrition Sponsored Athletes visit Nellis AFB

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Capt Audry Shontz, 64th Aggressor Squadron baron controller, tells Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes about the mission of the 64th AGRS Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes visited Nellis AFB before attending the 2013 Olympia Competition and Expo Weekend Sept. 26-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The athletes…

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Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. “Our Air Force…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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Dempsey gives hints on priorities for future

Posted  October 4, 2013

In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hasn’t blinked when facing challenges that would make some men quit

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Military must slow growth for military pay, health care

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deanie, spent an hour answering question…

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From bolts to aircraft engines, 99th LRS moves cargo

Posted  October 4, 2013

Airmen who work with outbound cargo conduct an in-checking process to ensure cargo is properly prepared. In-checking consists of packing, processing, and moving cargo.

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — On Oct. 1, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS, we will…

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