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Boutwell becomes new Nellis ‘Mayor’

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - Col. Richard H. Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepted command of the wing during a ceremony held at the Thunderbird hangar here June 27.

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Weapons School class 14A graduates

The United States Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, which became Nellis Air Force Base in 1950.

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Green Flag conducts large scale exercise

Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted.

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Respect nature’s power

Many Nellis AFB Airmen enjoy taking in the beauty of nature outside of the Las Vegas area. Two of the most popular destinations for experiencing nature are Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston.

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CMSAF stresses total-force unity

There is no distinction among Airmen within the Air Force components when it comes to how they perform their jobs, how they live up to standards and how they embrace the service’s core values, said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during a visit here June 24-25.


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Auto Hobby Center to close up shop

Posted  June 8, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Due to Air Force Services funding reductions, the Nellis Auto Hobby Center will close permanently on June 30, 2012.

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Check it at the gate

Posted  October 12, 2012

Due to several requests for information regarding on base firearms policies as well as those off base, we want to better educate our military and civilian members and their families about Local, State, and Federal firearms laws.

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Pave Hawk maintainers get new unit patch

Posted  December 21, 2012

Within a green border, on a white and blue interlocking disc, a gray pave hawk with a black border grasps a two sided wrench in one talon and a lightning bolt in the other.

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Health & Safety

Air Force aims to curtail electronic cigarette use

Posted  March 15, 2013

Every time an individual inhales smoke from a cigarette, they’re actually ingesting more than 4,000 chemicals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some of these chemicals, if taken alone in high enough quantities, have the potential to kill.

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Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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99th Air Base Wing celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  June 1, 2012

Today, June 1, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the 99th Air Base Wing. Following is an encapsulation of the Wing’s long and prestigious...

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Senior Enlisted Advisor to CJCS visits Nellis

Posted  July 20, 2012

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range to see and better understand...

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Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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Nellis says farewell to contracted gate guards

Posted  September 28, 2012

Effective Oct. 1, contracted gate guards will no longer man entry control points to the base.

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ATV Safety: What to know

Posted  January 25, 2013

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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