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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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Some Airmen may be entitled to additional SRB money

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen who retrained into a career field with a selective reenlistment bonus may be eligible for additional bonus money, even if they are now separated or retired from the Air Force. Air Force officials are reviewing records of Airmen who over the past several years may have been…

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Nellis Chapel promotes “Get Connected”

Posted  September 20, 2013

  Air Force Reserve Chaplain (Capt.) Amy O’Connell, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, hands out cookies and balloons to customers at the commissary Sept. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event was a part of the Get Connected kick off, offering 99th ABW Chapel members the opportunity to let Nellis AFB, Creech AFB,…

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Forward medical teams train, provide critical care

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones Maj. Steve Blevins and Staff Sgt. Charles Orphe organize medical kits after a Mobile Field Medical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team exercise at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6. Blevins is a 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron MFST operation room…

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Virtual fitness kiosk provides Warrior Fitness Center patrons alternate workout programs

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Tech. Sgt. Amanda Rodriguez, 192nd Airlift Squadron personnel specialist from the Nevada Air National Guard at Reno, Nev., uses the “Fitness on Request” kiosk to select a workout Sept. 17 in the aerobics room of the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Acting Air Force secretary describes budget choices

Posted  September 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force may have to “cut vertically” in fiscal 2014 to achieve the savings needed under sequestration, the service’s acting secretary said here today.  Everything is on the table, Eric Fanning said in a media roundtable at the Air Force Association’s annual meeting. He would not confirm reports that the Air…

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Combined Federal Campaign 2013 kicks off

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs a Combined Federal Campaign contribution form at the Club while George Gilbert, Nevada CFC manger, and Capt. Jennifer Cowie, 99th Medical Group acute care clinical nurse and Nellis AFB 2013 CFC project manager, observe Sept. 13 at…

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Setting standards consistently, every day

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror…

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Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4 trains U.S., allied partners on simulated battlefield

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Royal Canadian Air Force Master Cpl. Paul Clowe, 460th Operations Support Squadron mission crew chief, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Elizabeth Wages, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command all source analysis technician, Fort Bliss, Texas, review activity on defense systems…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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Community Happenings – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 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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