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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 with continuously running with the U.S. flag in 30-minute increments from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30…

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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 of suicide prevention. This is concerning because the ability to get involved and intervene is critical to saving lives. Suicide and suicidal behavior affect all…

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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 check out age-appropriate toys for the children in their care from the Lending Closet…

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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-67 fragmentation grenade training class at Silver Flag Alpha, Nev., Aug. 30. Silver Flag is the only Air…

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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 game was tied until the last few minutes when the 99th Medical Group pulled together to score,winning the game 25 to…


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Health & Safety

Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted  May 24, 2013

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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Beneficiaries must sign up for TRICARE automatic payment by May 31

Posted  May 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Beneficiaries enrolled in TRICARE Reserve Select or TRICARE Retired Reserve who pay monthly premiums by check must switch to an electronic form of payment by May 31 to avoid losing coverage. TRICARE will only accept monthly premium payments using recurring automatic payments by credit or debit card, or by recurring electronic funds transfer…

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Community Happenings – May 24, 2012

Posted  May 24, 2013

Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: As of May 20, the Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting carryout service to all patrons with the exception of the security forces, fire fighters and emergency services personnel. 57th Wing blood drive: The 57th Wing will be holding a blood drive at the Outdoor Recreation Center 8 a.m.-3 p.m., May…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 24, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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‘Critical Days of Summer’ dangerous time for children

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Spring is here and before we know it children will be out of school, and we’ll start another Critical Days of Summer in Las Vegas. With the arrival of summer and the last day of school for most students in Clark County being June 5, there are recreational activities to…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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Financial resiliency: Getting Airmen from red back to green

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte According to Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, consequences for financial irresponsibility may lead to involuntary allotments made on behalf of the creditor or garnished pay. With the help of resources such as classes and workshops held by the Airman and Family Readiness Center,…

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SFS changes, reminds people of base access policy

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Security Forces Squadron will start conducting 100 percent identification checks from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for Area 1 starting May 15. All non-Department of Defense people must obtain a pass through the visitor control center prior to accessing the base, and a sponsor must be…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted  May 17, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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