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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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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 17, 2012

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – (Editor’s Note: See related article on Nellis AFB’s program –Youths Club Beyond in this week’s issue.) If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to…

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SecAF shares AF, DoD goals at energy summit

Posted  August 17, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley presented a keynote address on the Department of Defense’s energy initiatives at the 2012 National Clean Energy Summit here August 7....

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Revamped program eases Airmen’s transition to civilian life

Posted  August 17, 2012

A redesigned program will help ease every Airman’s transition to civilian life and help them better apply their military experience...

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What has changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust…

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Nellis’ RED HORSE adds airborne EOD

Posted  August 17, 2012

EOD Airmen are known for their expertise in explosive weaponry and hazardous munitions; they conduct various operations both here and abroad on a daily basis to ensure a safe and secure environment...

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School Class 12-F

Posted  August 17, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-two Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School Class 12-F on Aug. 9, 2012. Award winners included Staff Sgt. Khrystal Kay, John Levitow Award; Senior Airman Brian Thompson, Academic Achievement Award; Staff Sgt. Andrew Sanders, Commandant Award; and distinguished graduates included Staff Sgt….

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Nellis Offers Youths Club Beyond

Posted  August 17, 2012

Club Beyond started at Nellis AFB Feb. 2012. "We started the program from the ground up at Nellis AFB," director Scott Luebke said. "Our volunteers are the key to running the program."

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I’ve been profiled, now what?

Posted  August 17, 2012

Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road....

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99th Civil Engineer Squadron constructs new parking lot

Posted  August 17, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel HughesNELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior Airman Nickolas Van Hoorebeck, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, directs a front end loader full of asphalt to the next segment of sidewalk Aug. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Construction has been…

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New VA mental health outpatient clinic to open in Reno

Posted  August 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — To better serve the mental health needs of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. “VA is continuing to elevate its service to our Veterans by becoming the twenty-first century standard of excellence in health…

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