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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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Nellis squadrons stand ready despite sequestration setbacks

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, 99th Security Forces Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron are determined to provide quality support despite civilian furlough and sequestration setbacks, but request patience during this challenging time. Sequestration has had a far reaching impact across the Department of Defense, from manning issues to unit budget…

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Changes made to physical fitness training program

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Unit Fitness Program Managers no longer register Airmen for their annual or biannual physical fitness tests. Airmen are now responsible for scheduling their own tests…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 16, 2013

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. What plan choices do I have? A. See the table below for your options.   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Community Happenings – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 2013

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Aggressors get back to business

Posted  August 16, 2013

Seeing how crew chiefs inspect aircraft thoroughly before and after every flight to ensure safety and optimum performance.

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage…

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Service members must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments.

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Commissaries return to normal hours Aug. 18-24

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Military commissaries worldwide, including the Commissary at Nellis, will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24. The Defense Commissary Agency announcement comes in…

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Fit to fight …

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airman discovers passion for weightlifting U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Victoria Dean, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit fitness program manager, lifts a 75 pound dumbbell during a strength workout at the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dean has competed in and won three…

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