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  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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