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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, 2014. Boutwell, who is a command pilot with more than 3,500 flying hours, once served as a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot and hopes to be thought of as a servant-leader during his time in command here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika) 'Getting to know you': Nellis' newest mayor discusses hopes, goals
Col. Richard Boutwell was recently named the 99th Air Base Wing commander.Boutwell came from the Pentagon in Va., where he served as the chief of the Force Application Division, Joint Staff/J8.As the new 'Nellis Mayor' he will lead more than 12,000 assigned personnel at Nellis and Creech AFBs, and the Nevada Test and Training Range, who provide
0 8/13
2014
Senior Airman Ahlavatuah Garrett-Johnson, 99th Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller journeyman, finishes her Air Force fitness assessment at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aug. 11, 2014. Garrett-Johnson’s assessment was conducted just days after finishing the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center’s six-week running program. Her final run time was more than four minutes faster than before she went through the program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) 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. Don't be fooled by the program's title. The truth is, the Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength and Endurance, Flexibility, Body
0 8/13
2014
Staff Sgt. Tyle Wilson, 57th Maintenance Group Air Force Repair and Enhancement Program technician, works on an electrical piece of an aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4, 2014. The AFREP shop takes unserviceable items that were turned into the supply system, repairs the component at a fraction of what it would cost a contractor, and returns it to the 57th MXG’s flight service center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika) AFREP saves Nellis millions in repair costs
While Nellis Airmen may be familiar with the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the 57th Maintenance Group's Air Force Repair Enhancement Program shop exists to take care of equipment if it does break.The AFREP shop takes unserviceable items that were turned into the supply system, repairs the component at a fraction of what it would cost a
0 8/06
2014
If you have or are thinking about getting a tattoo, ensure that it is with in regulations. A tattoo may not cover more than twenty-five percent of an exposed body part while in uniform. In addition to following regulations, Airmen looking to get a tattoo should take into account the possibility of various health risks including bacterial and fungal infection. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Tattoos: Good, bad, permanent
Tattoos are becoming more commonplace in today's society and therefore in the Air Force, which makes it important for Airmen to know what they are getting into before making a decision that will last a lifetime.Getting a tattoo can be a great way for someone to commemorate a moment in life that they find important or to help express that person's
0 7/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Look before you cross
Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.In 2013, 60 pedestrians were struck and killed in Clark County, a shocking average of one death every six days. Beyond the 60 fatalities, dozens more were injured, including jaywalking incidents as well as pedestrians
0 7/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo Home alone: Ensure your children are ready, responsible
Summer is upon us, and for most children school is out for the year. Many parents have already secured placement in summer programs and activities for their children. However, there are times when parents must decide if their child is old enough and responsible enough to be left home alone. The decision is not always an easy one. The following
0 7/01
2014
A male mule deer keeps a watchful eye near the North Loop trail on Mount Charleston, June 14, 2014, near Las Vegas, Nev. Always be cautious if you come across any wild animal while hiking, it is best to leave it alone and not approach it. They may perceive human advances as threats and will defend themselves if they feel threatened. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) 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. While both of these sites offer incredible hiking and breathtaking views, it is important to remember the risks associated with hiking in this
0 7/01
2014
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, taxis on the flightline during Green Flag West 14-8, June 26, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 is a super-sonic multirole fighter aircraft capable of carrying six air-to-air missiles, conventional air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions, and electronic countermeasure pods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Green Flag conducts large scale exercise
Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted. The exercise, spanned from June 13 to 27, and included participants from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines. On average, all four military services, including the guard and reserve components along with multiple coalition air forces, participate
0 7/01
2014
Default Air Force Logo Not alone: Stressed families have options, support
Being a part of a military family and living the military life can bring added stress to everyday life stressors. The added stress can range from deployments, to financial issues, to everyday family matters. Luckily, there are resources available on Nellis to help families, and individual family members, cope with the added stress that can come
0 6/25
2014
A litter of stray kittens wait to the be handed over to Clark County Animal Control at the pest management building, June 10, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. With the summer months approaching, more stray animals and vermin will be trying to get in or around buildings and homes to escape the heat and find water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)  Stray animals, pests find shelter from summer heat
With the summer months fast approaching, stray animals and vermin will begin to appear around work place buildings and homes. These animals are coming into and around offices and houses to escape the heat and find water. There are specific types of vermin that are more common than others in the dry Las Vegas climate."[With regard to what people
0 6/17
2014
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