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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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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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Air Force, civilian law enforcement partner for Police Week

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A Nevada Highway Patrolman shows an Airman his radar system during a static display demonstration as part of National Police Week, May 14. In addition to the Nevada Highway Patrol, members of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron showcased various Air Force assets. National Police Week was…

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First of its kind: Weapons school mission planning course graduates first enlisted Airmen

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first-ever course taught at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School for enlisted intelligence professionals, the Advanced Enlisted Mission Planning Course, graduated six enlisted students for class 13-1 here May 17. When these Airmen return to their home units, they will work closely with their intelligence weapons officers and chiefs of…

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Warrior Fitness Center hosts community health fair

Posted  May 24, 2013

The Warrior Fitness Center hosted its annual community health fair May 17 featuring 22 organizations from on and off base to promote comprehensive Airman fitness.

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AFRC helps Airmen with financial responsibilities

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Every Airman has financial responsibilities. There are people on Nellis who are filled with knowledge and information that can help Airmen to improve their understanding of finances and develop an effective budget. The Airman and Family Readiness Center is one of the most valuable tools to get this knowledge to Airmen…

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Dyess Airmen participate in Green Flag-West 13-7

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Senior Airman Matthew Parise, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, conducts a pre-flight check during a Green Flag exercise May 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag-West is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise meant to…

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Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted  May 24, 2013

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted  May 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Community Happenings – May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2013

Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: As of May 20, the Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting carryout service to all patrons with the exception of the security forces, fire fighters and emergency services personnel. 57th Wing blood drive: The 57th Wing will be holding a blood drive at the Outdoor Recreation Center 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May…

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