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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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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 12, 2013

Q. Do I have to register to use the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery option? A. Yes, you may register using any of the following options. Online: Visit www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE Phone: Call 1-877-363-1303; 1-877-363-1433 TDD/TTY (for the hearing impaired) 1-877-540-6261 Mail: Download the registration form and mail it to: Express Scripts, Inc. P.O. Box 52150 Phoenix, AZ…

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Community Happenings – July 12, 2012

Posted  July 12, 2013

Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Monday of each month. For more information, call (702) 652-3327. EFMP Parent Support…

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Be a Wingman: Understanding signs of substance abuse

Posted  July 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one way to be a good Wingman. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, Airmen must be able to recognize the signs and know when to refer. MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The intrinsic responsibilities…

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‘The Heat is On’: Nellis nears record highs

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Albright, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, drinks water in front of the Area 2 gate July 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Working in near-record temperatures as high as 117 degrees, Airmen must hydrate frequently in order to avoid heat…

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Nellis hosts second annual research symposium

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Maj. (Dr.) Eric Abbott, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family medicine resident physician, briefs fellow resident graduates and peers during the second annual Clinical Investigation Program Research Symposium June 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Abbott’s research…

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Nellis children attend golf clinic

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Maj. Travis Clegg, 64th Aggressor Squadron pilot, holds his son, Boston, while congratulating his daughter, Madison, after she sank a putt during the annual Sunrise Vista Junior Kids Golf Clinic June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The clinic taught children the basic fundamentals of…

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Warrior Fitness Center hosts weightlifting competition

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney Justin Peschman, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, dead lifts 500 pounds during a weight lifting competition at the Nellis Warrior Fitness Center June 28. Participants did bench presses, squats and dead lifts to tally a winning score. U.S. Air Force photo by Caitlin Kenney Hannah Wendlandt, 57th…

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Calling 911? Use your best judgment

Posted  July 5, 2013

With the summer months upon us, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight is, as expected, responding to an increased number of 911 calls from the base community.

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Pilots, CSOs may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the 2013 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said today. The purpose of the program is to retain highly-qualified aircrew members at a fraction of the cost incurred to train new rated officers, said Lt. Col. Stuart…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted  July 5, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted…

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