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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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Health & Safety

Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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Veterans

VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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Glass now part of recycling effort

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Glass can now be recycled at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and can also be co-mingled with other recyclable materials. Cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and now, glass can be co-mingled in recycling bins. Glass containers should be empty before disposing of them. Commingled recyclables can be disposed…

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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted  May 11, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove and Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers comes on…

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Health professionals offer cool advice

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Anyone who has gone through basic military training knows how seriously the instructors take “hydrating,” but do the trainees really know why they are encouraged to drink water regularly and beyond thirst? The human body’s main goal is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in all aspects of function. This includes maintaining a constant…

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Nellis Warrior competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

Posted  May 11, 2012

In June 2010, a helicopter carrying seven rescue personnel crashed in Afghanistan. The rescue crew was on its way to save injured service members in the field when the helicopter was struck by enemy fire. Five crew members died from their injuries. But two survived.

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7th Annual Defending Freedom Dedication

Posted  May 11, 2012

On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial Dedication was held at the Visitors Center of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. There are now 84 names on the Memorial. On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial...

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Events

Community Happenings May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

The Munitions Storage Area will be closed for a wall-to-wall inventory from Jun 12-18. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of  business May 29. Munitions must be picked up and/or turned in no later than Jun 12. Emergency issue requests must be approved, in writing, by the Group Commander or equivalent….

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Events

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicks off at Nellis

Posted  May 4, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrations have kicked off, with the Nellis Air Force Base Library leading the way for a month-long schedule of activities at the installation. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m children gather in the Nellis...

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Air Force

Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted  May 4, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant...

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