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Make child safety a priority this summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The summer in Las Vegas is not quite here yet, but the days of consecutive triple digit temperatures are fast approaching. Soon, school will be done for the year and the long lazy days of summer will begin for the children here. With the start of the summer season come added…

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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted May 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted May 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Commentary

Combating stress

Posted May 24, 2013 by Lt. Col. Paul Tombarge

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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How do we balance it all?

Posted May 24, 2013 by Col. James Hodges

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I was speaking to a group of company grade officers recently and one of them asked, “How do you balance it all?” He knew that I had a very busy job with a lot of demands on my time. He also knew that I had a family and, quite possibly, some…

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Salutes & Awards

99th MDG welcomes new commander

Posted May 24, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon for the 99th Medical Group to Col. Guillermo Tellez, 99th MDG commander, during the 99th MDG change of command ceremony May 17 inside the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th MDG…

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Salutes & Awards

AF selects 3,841 for master sergeant

Posted May 24, 2013 by

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials said May 21. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. Following official commander notification, the list of selectees will be released May 23, 8 a.m. CDT. The average score for those…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted May 24, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted May 24, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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Air Force, civilian law enforcement partner for Police Week

Posted May 24, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. A.D. A Nevada Highway Patrolman shows an Airman his radar system during a static display demonstration as part of National Police Week, May 14. In addition to the Nevada Highway Patrol, members of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron showcased various Air Force assets. National Police Week was…

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