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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Community outreach hosts Honorary Commander induction ceremony

Posted  August 15, 2014

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…

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AF implements static EPR closeout dates, eliminates change of reporting

Posted  August 15, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The first in a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced July 31 will include implementation of static enlisted performance report closeout dates, or SCOD, for each grade and elimination of change of reporting official EPRs. Evaluation system changes are focused on purposefully evolving the enlisted…

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Running toward better health, wellness

Posted  August 15, 2014

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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Avoid sickness: Immunizations offer disease protection

Posted  August 15, 2014

The month of August is designated as National Immunization Awareness Month to raise awareness for preventable disease and sickness.

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99th CES wins intramural golf championship

Posted  August 15, 2014

Nellis Airmen competed in the Warrior Fitness Center’s intramural golf championship at the Sunrise Vista Golf course here Aug. 12.

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Airmen strive for fitness excellence

Posted  August 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Staff Sgt. Michael Watlington, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center command chief executive assistant, finishes his first lap of the 1.5-mile run portion of the Air Force fitness assessment at the Warrior Fitness Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. The running portion of the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 15, 2014

Q. How much does TRICARE For Life cost? A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when a service is not covered by Medicare or not covered by TRICARE or when a service isn’t covered by either. Service is: Covered by Medicare and TRICARE…

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Community Happenings – August 15, 2014

Posted  August 15, 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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Nellis Airmen save elderly couple during flash flood

Posted  August 8, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Left to right: Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher Fitzgerald, all members of the 820th RED HORSE, pose for a photo Aug. 5 in front of the spot where the three Airmen, assisted by three members of the…

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Voice within

Posted  August 8, 2014

LANGLEY AFB, Va. — “Can your significant other sexually assault you?” The answer was a resounding silence. No one knew how to answer the ‘Sex Signals’ speaker. I knew. I knew the answer. Rather, the sudden urge to vomit and then excuse myself from the auditorium gave me my answer. “Yes. Oh, my God. Yes,” said a…

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