Local

May 17, 2013

Nellis hosts CCAF Graduation with assistance from Top III

Senior Airman Brett Clashman
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Community College of the Air Force awarded Airmen their degrees during a commencement ceremony May 3 at The Club.

Two-hundred-seventy-two Airmen from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range met the requirements to receive their associate degrees and were presented their diplomas in front of family and friends.

The ceremony however, almost did not happen. Due to sequestration, the Air Force directed education offices across the Major Commands to cease hosting the CCAF graduations.

“Several of our responsibilities have been cut back, one of them being CCAF graduations,” said Alice Patton, 99th Force Support Squadron Education Services Flight chief. “CCAF graduations were too important to lose, so I went to the Top III for help.”

Seeing the importance of higher education and the benefits of sharing a ceremony to celebrate each member’s accomplishment, the Nellis Top III decided to step in and ensure the commencement ceremony would still happen.

Chief Master Sgt. Bradley Behling, 99th FSS superintendent, explained their involvement in helping the education center.

“The education center staff was [reduced] to the point to where graduation ceremonies were not an option. The Top III stepped in and assumed the role,” Behling said. “This is the first graduation the Top III has sponsored, from coordination to the foundation of the function.”

“We’ll continue to support graduations as long as there is a need to,” Behling added.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

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

Old Glory Challenge helps Nellis remember 9/11

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of Nellis Air Force Base run with the U.S. flag during the Old Glory Challenge at Nellis AFB, Nev., Sept. 11. During the Old Glory Challenge, participants were charged wit...
 
 

Air Force revamps air expeditionary force construct

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a...
 
 
suicideprevention

Suicide prevention: What you can do

http://www.airforcemedicine.af.mil/suicideprevention AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy (AFNS) — September 8 through 14 is National Suicide Prevention Week. However, many people are hesitant to get involved in the discussion on the topic...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

FCC provides home away from home

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Brittany Morrill, a Family Child Care provider, shows memory cards to Sam and Ayden in her home on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. FCC providers are given free access to c...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

Frag out! Airmen attend last Air Force-only grenade training class

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Preston Meier, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron NCO in charge of combat arms, throws a live M-67 fragmentation grenade during the last iteration of the M...
 
 
volleyball

Intramural volleyball playoffs

Teammates from the 823rd Maintenance Squadron work together to block a spiked volleyball during the intramural volleyball playoffs at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 9. The intense 30-minute gam...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin