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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…

U.S. Air Force illustration by Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter Commentary

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….

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Local

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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Health & Safety

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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USAFWC senior leaders discuss financial resilience

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Maj. Gen Jeffrey Lofgren (left), U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Robert Ellis, USAFWC command chief stand in front of the Warfare Center April 16 on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. USAFWC’s leadership has directed an installation–wide Financial Resilience Education Day May…

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New ATC Airmen determined to succeed

Posted  May 10, 2013

Because of Nellis AFB’s unique mission within Air Combat Command, there are times when it feels as though there are more fighter jets streaking across the blue skies than there are birds.

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Security Forces defend the base

Posted  May 10, 2013

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the wing is protected at all times through the use of modern technology and vigilance.

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Hagel initiatives take aim against sexual assault

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to change the culture that allows sexual assault to be a serious problem for the Defense Department. In a memo released May 7, Hagel announced a number of initiatives to eradicate sexual assault. “While the department is putting in place important new programs to combat this crime,…

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DARPA seeks bold, imaginative, innovative officers

Posted  May 10, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs eight motivated officers for the fiscal 2013 Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Application packages for the three-month program, which begins in September, are due to the AFPC officer developmental education branch by May 31, said Master Sgt. Teresa Dixon,…

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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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99th GCTS trains defenders in urban tactics

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Security forces Airmen guard a building during an urban operations training course April 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the course, security forces Airmen are evaluated on how they enter buildings, handle detainees and react to attacks. U.S. Air Force photo by…

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DOD counters Internet posts on religion issue

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Internet posts making the rounds claiming that the Defense Department will court-martial service members who espouse Christianity are not true, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects, [and…

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Automated system reduces ID card waiting time

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Fort Carson, Colo., reduced its identification card waiting time from 45 minutes to five minutes, it was a mile marker in the Defense Department’s goal to cut the waiting process, a DOD official said. Carson won a DOD award for its numerous successes in the ID card program, known as RAPIDS,…

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Every Dollar Counts campaign launched

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphones. With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the “Every Dollar Counts” campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks…

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