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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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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award presented

Posted  October 19, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes Master Sgt. Brandy Walker, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, presents the Diamond Sharp Award to Senior Airman Andrew Higginbotham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment and pavements journeyman, as members of the First Sergeants Council look on Oct. 12, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Follow rules when driving government vehicles

Posted  October 19, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — People drive their privately-owned vehicles to and from their homes, to work, or to run errands around the installation every day. There are also people who drive government-owned vehicles daily on the installation to keep the mission going whether it is to refuel aircraft, deliver parts from the flightline,…

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Nellis Airmen celebrate RED HORSE birthday

Posted  October 19, 2012

Airmen of the Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers, more known as RED HORSE, celebrated their birthday Oct. 12. The celebration involved physical activities and showing pride in what their unit stands for.

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Health & Safety

Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers spin class

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services, and one way the staff is doing this is by offering a spin class.

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In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted  October 19, 2012

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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Community Happenings – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Editor’s Note/Correction: The recent release stating that Ed Hamil will be participating in Nellis AFB’s Aviation Nation Open house is incorrect. As of this printing, Ed Hamil will not be performing this year. For questions, call the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 702-652-2750. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for…

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 19, 2012

October 20….. On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory…

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Preliminary aircraft demonstration lineup for Aviation Nation 2012 announced

Posted  October 12, 2012

A preliminary Aviation Nation 2012 demonstration lineup has been announced for the Nellis Open House Nov. 10 and 11.

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Honestly, how can we improve?

Posted  October 12, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I think that we can all agree that honesty is important. But are we truly honest with our fellow Airmen when we give them feedback? How many times have you been told you are doing a great job but didn’t see that reflected in quarterly awards or performance reports?…

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Health & Safety

Nevada steroid treatments free from fungal meningitis

Posted  October 12, 2012

Nellis medical officials confirm that the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, serving local active-duty military personnel, their families and retirees, did not receive any contaminated steroids reported recently to have caused meningitis in patients across the nation. Approximately 137 cases of meningitis, including 12 deaths, have been reported in 10 states as of Oct….

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