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Wing commander discusses sexual assault crimes

Posted December 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, held a commander’s call Dec. 11 at the base theater with an emphasis on sexual assault and a four part plan from Gen. Mark Welsh III, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to help prevent sexual assault crimes. Welsh gathered more…

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Official: Take Time to Honor Military Kids’ Service

Posted April 13, 2012 by By Elaine Sanchez

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 – Each April, Americans pause to recognize the nation’s 1.8 million military children during the Month of the Military Child. “It’s really important to recognize that military children also serve,” Barbara Thompson, director of military community and family policy, children and..

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted February 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward…

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National parks free for active duty families

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Active duty families can now take advantage of free passes granting entrance to all 397 national parks. “We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave…

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ISR Warriors raise bar at Red Flag

Posted March 22, 2013 by Maj. Christian P. Hodge

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Christian P. Hodge Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors from the 526th Intelligence Squadron, along with more than two dozen augmentees from across the Air Force ISR Agency, fully participated in Red Flag 13-3 Feb. 25 to March 15. They brought real-time ISR capabilities for the first time ever to…

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Flag Day is June 14… so celebrate

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Ron LaBar

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ever wonder about the origins of Flag Day and why we observe it on June 14? Flag Day’s roots go back to 1885 when a school-teacher from Wisconsin named “BJ” Cigrand arranged for the students of Fredonia, Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 as “Flag Birthday.”  Why June 14?  Well, because it…

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Couple realizes parenthood dream

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Courtesy photo Christopher and Glenda Raon hold their infant Madalynn at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. The couple will officially adopt Madalynn Aug. 12. The Raon’s tried for 12 years to have a baby before the opportunity to adopt presented itself. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people have dreams of what they want…

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Voting assistance helps give Airmen voice

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Voting holds roots in American culture dating back to 1787, when the right to vote was established by the United States Constitution. Today, voting is a crucial part of American society that allows the American People to determine the leadership of its government. The voting assistance office encourages and…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by Karen Parrish

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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Voting assistance available for absentee voters

Posted July 6, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Elections have begun and the Federal Voting Assistance Program here has geared up to help military and U.S. citizens to register to vote. The FVAP can help people request their ballots for absentee voting…

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