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New inspection system taking form at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika With the new Air Force Inspection System taking form, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Airmen will no longer spend weeks and months preparing for a one-week inspection, but rather be graded on their overall performance over a two-year cycle. Another important change brought on…

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15 seconds: A rude awakening

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Airmen and their families hit the road every summer to travel and enjoy a little relaxation. When making travel arrangements that involve driving long distances, be sure to get enough rest the night before and take breaks as needed. LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark….

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Nellis’ newest mayor discusses hopes, goals

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, shares a story with a member of the 99th Contracting Squadron during his unit immersion at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12. Boutwell, who is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, once served…

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Community outreach hosts Honorary Commander induction ceremony

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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Running toward better health, wellness

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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Posted  July 19, 2013

Q. I live overseas and my eligible family member is receiving Applied Behavior Analysis from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/BCBA-Doctoral certified by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board. Can he/she receive ABA reinforcement under the Extended Care Health Option Autism Demonstration for active duty family members or the ABA Pilot for non-active duty family members? A.No,…

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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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