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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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Fanning makes first visit to Nellis, Creech AFBs

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning speaks to Airmen about Air Force concerns during the Acting SecAF All Call at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit’s hangar July 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fanning came to visit with Nellis and Creech Airmen and answer questions…

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Air Force officials release first enlisted LEAP selection board results

Posted  July 12, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The U.S. Air Force Culture and Language Center recently released the results of the first Language Enabled Airman Program selection board solely for enlisted Airmen. The selection of 199 applicants nearly triples the number of enlisted Airmen in the program. The program aims to sustain, enhance and utilize the existing…

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EPR system not broken if used correctly

Posted  July 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I’m not certain how many of you had an opportunity to watch Chief Master Sgt. James Cody’s, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, recent comments regarding the enlisted performance report, but I strongly recommend you take a minute to visit the Air Force Portal and check it out. Our…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted  July 12, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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USAF Warfare Center on cutting edge of testing, tactics, training

Posted  July 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer aircrew members from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., review flight plans at the Green Flag operations desk prior to a training mission Oct. 31, 2012, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Green Flag-West 13-2 is a realistic air-land integration combat training…

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Hagel calls DOD education support a strategic priority

Posted  July 12, 2013

DOD photograph by Glenn Fawcett Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department’s commitment to military families and to quality education for military children is a strategic imperative that leaders will maintain Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in remarks July 9. During closing remarks at the Military Child Education Coalition’s 15th National Training…

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Security forces Airman delivers ‘miracle’ baby

Posted  July 12, 2013

Most women telling the story of their child’s birth include information about the doctors, hospitals and the baby’s father watching from the sidelines.

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CSAF to sponsor 3 captains for PhD program

Posted  July 12, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Chief of Staff of the Air Force will sponsor three eligible captains to pursue a doctorate degree through the fiscal year 2014 CSAF Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “The program helps develop a cadre of strategic thinkers,” said Tech. Sergeant Jason Franklin, AFPC officer developmental…

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Following water safety tips can help Airmen, families stay cool

Posted  July 12, 2013

In the heat of the Las Vegas summer, triple-digit temperatures have become a daily reality, and Airmen are spending much of their off-duty time looking for ways to stay cool.

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Airmen participate in local Independence Day celebrations

Posted  July 12, 2013

Nellis airmen joined organizations from southern Nevada to participate in celebrating the birth of the nation and, according to the event organizers, raise morale in the community.

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