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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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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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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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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 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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Tech expo comes to Nellis

Posted November 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Lee Clem, thinklogical director of sales for the western region, discusses a product with Staff Sgt. Henry Do, 99th Communication Squadron client systems specialist, during the tech expo Nov. 21 at the Club at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Various technology companies came to Nellis AFB to advertise their products to interested units on base.

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Education Department representative visits Nellis

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Ronald Gibson

Nellis was visited by a U.S. Department of Education representative July 24.

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Crosswinds Dining Facility hosts Annual Thanksgiving meal

Posted December 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, cuts roast beef during the Thanksgiving meal at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each year senior leadership and their families serve a Thanksgiving meal to active duty military, retirees and their dependents. Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larsen, 99th…

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State attorney general indicts Nellis AFB contractor for theft

Posted August 3, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Nevada attorney general announced the indictment of a contractor working in the plastic surgery department of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here July 30. Shanita Flax was charged with 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. One of her duties was to discuss pricing with women considering a breast augmentation…

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Airmen remember MLK

Posted January 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

North Las Vegas Fire Department Public Information and Community Liaison Officer, Capt. Cedric Williams, speaks at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance breakfast at the golf course Jan. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Williams’s speech paid tribute to Doctor King’s legacy and his contributions to the country’s history.

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