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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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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

Posted  July 5, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force Predator RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator.

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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AMXS team wins intramural softball championship

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Warren Benge, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, swings the bat during the intramural softball championship game against the 57th Maintenance Squadron June 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th AMXS went undefeated in the 2013 intramural softball season. U.S. Air Force photo…

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RPA teams test skills during 432nd Wing Hunt

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 432nd Wing hosted the second Remotely Piloted Aircraft weapons competition June 23-28.

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Community Happenings – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2013

4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-in: Save the date! The 4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-In will be held  Sept. 6 at Freedom Park. Come take part in the festivities, tickets will be available for pre-sale mid-July through September. E1-E4 – $5; E5-E6 – $10; E7-E9 – $15. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 5, 2013

Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Lone female gunner aims high

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, stands next to a GAU-2 mini-gun attached to a HH-60 Pave Hawk June 20, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to her responsibilities as an aerial gunner she also briefs passengers on safety and…

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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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