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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

Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award presented

Posted  October 5, 2012

(From left to right) Edward Garland, Air Force Association vice president for aerospace education, presents Col. Robert A. Garland Jr., U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, Maj. John M. Hale, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, director of operations and Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command commander, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contributions…

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In Memoriam….

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Staff Sgt. Ryan Hines, Honor Guard flight chief, renders a salute after placing a flag on Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera’s altar during a memorial service Sep. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Honor Guard was on-hand to render military honors during the ceremony, which was held at Nellis as an opportunity for friends,…

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Sports

At the Las Vegas Speedway

Posted  October 5, 2012

  And they are off . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, waves the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350, Sept. 29, 2012, in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, formerly the NASCAR Super Truck Series, is a pickup truck racing series owned…

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Rescue squadron remembers fallen hero

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron and others pay tribute and take part in a road dedication to fallen Airman, Capt. Joel Gentz, Sept. 28, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58 RQS held a memorial service and road dedication for Gentz, who was killed in action June 9, 2010 in Afghanistan.

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Community Happenings – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Week of October 6: 1683 – The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 1847 – “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London. 1848 – The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor…

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Memorial service for Airman set

Posted  September 28, 2012

Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera, 22, 823rd Maintenance Squadron weapons load-crew member, from Pasadena, Calif., died at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 23.

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Nellis helps Make-A-Wish come true

Posted  September 28, 2012

There are many people who wish for the opportunity to see the home of the fighter pilot. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Georgious Kalevrosoglou, an 18 year old from Greece, diagnosed with leukemia, was able to do just that.

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman excels at U.S. Naval Senior Enlisted Academy

Posted  September 28, 2012

Master Sgt. Nate Bettisworth spends most of his duty time managing finances at the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, but took a unique opportunity July 26 to further his professional military education.

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Toeing the line on standards

Posted  September 28, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — For the past four years of my career, as a first sergeant, I have heard the words, “But Shirt, he’s a good guy,” far too many times. Whether it was for a failed physical training test or substandard performance of noncommissioned officer responsibilities, the same statement would pop…

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