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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…

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Academy of Country Music ‘salutes troops’ during concert

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were honored as well as performed during the Academy of Country Music’s “An All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 7.

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‘Life of a Warrior’ strengthens resiliency pillars

There are many different workout programs available, but most are concentrated on just the physical fitness only. Very few fitness platforms focus on the whole-person concept to include the physical, mental, social and spiritual pillars of resiliency. Luckily though, the Life of a Warrior practiced on Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases does just that.


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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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Events

Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt Col Stanley T. Masters, assigned to 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, Creech AFB, NV should contact Summary Court Officer, Lt Col Blake L. Donald, 432ND Operations Group, Creech AFB, NV (210) 823-5370. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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On this day in history….

Posted  November 30, 2012

1782 – The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence. 1838 – Mexico declares war on France. 1861 – The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent. 1864 – The Union wins…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2012, at the base theater on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dan Koslov, Military Officers Association of America deputy…

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AAFES Stores, Concessions, Holiday Hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military shoppers can come early to the Nellis Exchange when it opens its doors at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. The Nellis Exchange will pass out take-a-tickets for the most popular items as well as bounce back coupons that can be used throughout the weekend…

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Health & Safety

Holiday cooking safety

Posted  November 21, 2012

The holiday season has arrived and it brings with it all those wonderful meals we share with friends and family. With the increase in cooking, the potential for cooking fires rises.

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Airmen provide Nellis and Creech families Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 volunteer Airmen gathered here to participate in Operation Warm Heart, where they moved, packaged and delivered 700 Thanksgiving dinners for military members and their families Nov. 13. The Tug Boat society, an organization founded by Cathy and Dwight Mahan, collected donations from corporations, organizations and individuals…

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Events

First Sergeants Council continuing annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is continuing its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive, and is reaching out to the military and civilian community to assist them in reaching their goal of delivering gifts to military families who could use a little extra help during the holidays. “It…

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Health & Safety

Ask the doc

Posted  November 21, 2012

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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