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Finding purpose, finding community

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Maj Mae-Li Allison

At first glance it may seem unlikely that a shy computer technician would become a leader and mentor at Nellis Air Force Base and within the Las Vegas Filipino-American community, but with some self-initiative and the encouragement of others, Leon Madarang of the 99th Force Support…

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Playing with Clowns

Posted May 18, 2012 by Courtesy photo

Children at the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Center play a game of “Where is Mrs. Cherie the Clown?” with Dave and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Brothers circus clowns. The Greggs visited with base children and their parents as “Ambassadors of Laughter” for the circus.

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Nellis commemorates Arbor Day

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Nesley Orochena

Nellis’ 99th Civil Engineer Squadron celebrated Arbor and Earth Day at the Lomie Gray Heard Elementary School with 300 students, teachers, and special guests. The school held an art contest where contestants created posters with the theme, “Trees Make a World of Difference.”

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Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto visits

Posted May 18, 2012 by anradmin

Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto (left) and Holly Petraeus, an assistant director at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for Servicemember Affairs, respond to…

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New VA Hospital to Open Soon

Posted May 18, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

The new Veterans Administration Hospital (officially the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System) is nearing completion at its new location, 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas. The old VA hospital, located at Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King was shut down in July 2003.  The entire program was relocated to sixteen “sites of care” throughout…

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Community Happenings May 18, 2012

Posted May 18, 2012 by anradmin

Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24:  The Airman & Family Readiness Center is in need of 12-15 participants for the Caring for People Forum School Support Group, scheduled for May 24. Servicemembers, dependents, civilians, and teens with ideas and concerns about local military child education can lend their recommendations to a group…

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RED HORSE airborne engineers pave the way

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Chris Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Troy Hollis, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, checks equipment for Staff Sgt. Nick Urban, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, prior to a static-line jump mission April 25...

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Air Force Weapons School conducts Mobility Air Forces Exercise

Posted May 11, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force photo A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise Nov. 16, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School…

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Housing website arms military movers with information

Posted May 11, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The base housing office has launched a new website offering a total information source of housing information for present and future residents. The site covers dormitory, on-base privatized housing, and off-base living options. Dawn Davis-Spector, 99th Force Support Squadron housing manager, says the new site helps potential residents make…

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Around Nellis May 11, 2012

Posted May 11, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster Rozita Villanueva Lee, who serves on the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, speaks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. APAH month was originally introduced as Pacific/Asian Heritage Week by…

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