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66th Rescue Squadron Airman selected for Invictus Games

Life isn’t over, life has just begun. A Nellis Airman was selected to participate in the Warrior Games and the Invictus Games in London this fall.

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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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Las Vegas USO hosts thousands of military

Posted  June 1, 2012

Recently, I spoke to Doug Bradford, Center Director for the United Services Organization (USO) when we attended the Defending Freedom Memorial at Red Rock Canyon.  Bradford is the Center Director of the United Service Organization Las Vegas Center at McCarran International Airport – acclaimed to be among the finest facilities of its kind and is…

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Community Happenings June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

The Nellis Military Clothing Store is stocking the rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform. Nellis is one of the first installations to receive this high-demand item. The Rip-Stop ABU will be available for sale beginning at 9 a.m. on May 31.   Nellis Thrift Shop Sale: Nellis Thrift Shop is having an Annual Clearance sale June 19…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Recruiting Service brings Hollywood to Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base, the Air Force Recruiting Service and Randolph Air Force Base, coordinated to help produce the newest Air Force recruiting tool — “Rapid Strike.”

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Airmen get financial tips from Nevada officials

Posted  May 24, 2012

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases participated in a town hall with the Nevada attorney general and an assistant director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau May 16, 2012.

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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted  May 24, 2012

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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Beat the Heat – Check the Backseat

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the temperature begins to rise, the risk of death to children left in vehicles also begins to rise. According to figures from the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, an average of 38 children die each year in hot cars. The numbers typically begin to climb…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted  May 24, 2012

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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National parks free for active duty families

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Active duty families can now take advantage of free passes granting entrance to all 397 national parks. “We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave…

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Five Airmen become citizens at Lake Mead ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2012

Five Airmen were among 24 newly naturalized citizens who received their certificates of citizenship at a Lake Mead, Nev., ceremony May 18.

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STARBASE Nellis teaches, reaches Las Vegas Valley students

Posted  May 24, 2012

STARBASE Nellis opened its classroom doors Apr. 23 to Las Vegas Valley youth, instructing them in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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