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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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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted  November 21, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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AFOSI helps those traveling abroad via AF Portal

Posted  November 21, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — As foreign travel increases within the Department of Defense community, the risk of foreign intelligence targeting also increases. Individuals can be the target of a foreign intelligence or security service at any time and any place; however, the possibility of becoming the target of foreign intelligence activities is greater…

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Improving Vehicle Fleet Data Automation

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force is transitioning how it manages vehicles and fuel. Nellis Air Force Base has been chosen as one of three bases for the second phase of testing the Automotive Information Module 2 system. Initial tests have estimated a savings of 1.5M annual manpower hours currently used to…

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

Trees for Troops: The Annual ‘Trees For Troops’ Christmas Tree give-away will be held Dec. 7, 8 – 12 p.m. in the Chapel parking lot There will be 60 Christmas trees to give to Nellis Airmen. For more information, call Cate Berry, 99th Force Support Squadron, at (702)652-8761. The Annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Event:…

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Nellis reaches out to Sandy’s victims

Posted  November 16, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and local partners continue relief support in the wake of Super Storm Sandy by moving supplies, equipment and people to beleaguered areas of New York and New Jersey. Nellis teamed up with community partners Nevada Energy and Travis Air Force Base to move 12 utility trucks, supply packs…

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Nellis’ 99th Mission Support Group team leads top Air Force engineers to help clear flood waters

Posted  November 16, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — A team of nearly 50 Air Force civil engineers from duty locations across the country pulled together to form the 331st Air Expeditionary Group to pump flood waters affecting New York coastal communities following Hurricane Sandy. The command team for this group was from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ask The Doc

Posted  November 16, 2012

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted  November 16, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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Cyber Flag 13-1

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Melendez, Naval Network Warfare Command information systems analysis, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rogerick Montgomery, U.S. Cyber Command network analysis, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Harding, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade cyber systems analysis, analyze an exercise scenario during Cyber Flag 13-1, Nov. 8, 2012, at Nellis Air…

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820th RED HORSE at Construction Career Day 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman Meeting a RED HORSE quarry instructor . . . U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Chalupnik, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavement and construction craftsman, tells a group of high school students about his job as a quarry instructor during Construction Career Day Nov. 09, 2012, at…

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