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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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African-American leaders thrive through education

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — It’s difficult to know when or how inspiration will strike, or who provides the personification that in our mind’s eye, we become. For some, it is a favorite teacher or an historical figure. For others, it is a parent. And for others, it may be a fictional character who helps us see how…

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Valentine’s Day 5k

Posted  February 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Runners wait for the Valentine’s Day 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center holds a variety of 5-kilometer runs throughout the year including St. Patrick’s Day, July 4th and Air Force birthday runs….

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Airman Leadership School Class 13-B graduates

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy Photo Sixty-four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 13-B on Feb. 13. Class 13-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Joshua Biedebach, 867th Reconnaissance Squadron; Distinguished Graduates were Senior Airman Zachary Crisp, 42nd ATKS; Senior Airman Eric Durbin, 22nd RS; Senior Airman Brian…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  February 22, 2013

(AFNS) — More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 22, 2013

Q. I’m an active-duty service member. My family and I are enrolled in Prime. I was told my Prime Service Area is going away. I thought I had to be TRICARE Prime no matter what. What happens now? A. You and your family remain covered under a Prime option. Since you live greater than 50…

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Start home-based business by providing family child care

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy photo Conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the tasks family child care providers take on. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program…

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Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted  February 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many parents don’t realize the importance of baby teeth and think it’s probably OK if the teeth get a cavity or two because they’ll just end up falling out. Not so! Most people don’t think of cavities for what they really are — a visible sign of an infection….

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99th Air Base Wing annual award winners

Posted  February 22, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing annual award winners for 2012 are Civilian Category I, Sara Ermer, 99th Medical Group; Civilian Category II, Gerado Fonseca, 99th Mission Support Group; Civilian Category III, Stephen Blevins, 799th Air Base Group; Civilian Category IV, Julie Swan, 99th MSG; Field Grade Officer, Maj. Dana Longo, 99th MDG; Company Grade Officer,…

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Force Support Squadron activities offer military community great opportunities, savings

Posted  February 22, 2013

The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it’s not the only place for fun activities and entertainment.

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Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  February 22, 2013

Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp Award to Airman 1st Class Christian Rodriguez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Feb. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Rodriguez played a critical role in the F-22 Raptor oxygen modification system, volunteers actively at an animal shelter in Las Vegas and continues…

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