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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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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 22, 2013

Q. Does TRICARE cover weight loss bariatric surgery? A.Yes, but here are certain conditions that must be met. TRICARE cost shares on any of the following open or laparoscopic surgical procedures: 1. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2. Vertical banded gastroplasty 3. Gastroplasty 4. Adjustable gastric banding ONLY when all of the following conditions are met: •…

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Course of Fire exercise tests Military Working Dogs

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Tech. Sgt. Tanner Grutz and Staff Sgt. Bobbie Ohm, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, play with Habo, 99th SFS military working dog, during a military working dog Course of Fire exercise at the firing range Nov. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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24th Airmen stay on their game with cyber exercises

Posted  November 22, 2013

The men and women of 24th Air Force are sharpening their skill sets in cyber warfare through exercises aimed at achieving training objectives for different combatant commands.

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Airman survives conflict, gains perspective

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S Air Force Capt. Merima White, 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency resident physician, survived the Bosnian conflict as a young child and attributes her experiences to who she is today.

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Annual Perioperative Nurse Week celebrates dedication to patient safety

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Perioperative nurses were recognized for their important role and commitment to safe patient care during the annual Perioperative Nurse Week here, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. The Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center Operating Room consists of nine active duty service member nurses and four contract nurses who provide perioperative care…

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Nellis Denny’s open for business

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airman 1st Class Colby Alexander, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, orders a smoothie at the Exchange Denny’s Fresh Express, Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. As the newest addition to the Exchange food court, Denny’s offers menu options that were previously unavailable. All of the food prepared at Denny’s is fresh and…

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SFS offers installation access guidance for Nellis visitors

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If a civilian not affiliated with the U.S. military or Department of Defense wants to visit Nellis AFB there are certain procedures and rules that a visitor should be aware of prior to arriving at one of the installation’s gates for access. The 99th Security Forces Squadron stresses that visitors…

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99th ABW leaders visit Tule Springs fossil beds

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander (right), and Chief Master. Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief (center), survey fossil beds excavated by paleontologists in the 1960s during a tour of Tule Springs, Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. The fossil beds are…

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99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6. Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march…

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Thunderbirds honor fallen pilot with dedication of restored F-105 replica

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. From left: Bill Devlin, Rick Dale, Mark Devlin, Shirley Buckley, and Bill Devlin. Buckley and her sons were the guests of honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 to dedicate an F-105 “Thunderchief” replica in front of the Thunderbirds hangar. Buckley’s late husband, Capt. Gene…

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