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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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SecAF announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced his plan April 26 to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving in the position for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to…

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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo President James Madison led new nation during early trials, tribulations. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have…

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Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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Marines attend annual IRR muster

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Alex Waugh, officer in charge of Individual Ready Reserve Muster, talks to IRR Marines during the 2013 Muster April 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 2013 Las Vegas IRR Muster had 70 Marines attend in the morning and 115…

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Former speaker of the house visits Nellis

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard From left: Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives; Brig. Gen. David Buck, United States Air Force Warfare Center vice commander; and Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, USAFWC commander, walk into the USAFWC headquarters building, April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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‘Take a bite outta crime:’ Airmen, Sailors participate in K-9 training

Posted  May 3, 2013

Like other highly specialized items of equipment, military working dogs complement and enhance the capabilities of the military police at an Air Force installation.

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Service members Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were…

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Volunteers clean up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  May 3, 2013

The 99th Civil Engineering Squadron recently hosted its annual Earth Day clean up.

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