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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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Firefighters protect airfield during Red Flag

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As aircraft engines throttle up for Red Flag, so does the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department. Daily operations for the 99th CES firefighters include responding to any airfield or base emergencies, hazmat response, technical rescue and medical aid, but with a Red Flag exercise the emergency calls are increased….

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Airmen participate in speedway events, ceremonies

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors while the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, perform a fly over during the opening ceremony of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR race March 9 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. The…

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Red Flag Rescue offers comprehensive, unique training

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Broadway 1st Lt. Ryan Gipson, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, runs across a field of brush in Southern Nevada March 4 during Red Flag 14-2. Gipson spent more than four hours eluding “enemy forces” using skills he learned during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training….

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted driving is deadly driving” on the American Forces Network. But be honest,are you always as attentive as you should be? I’ll admit it here, now, that I’m not. Yes, I’ve taken my…

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Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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Community Happenings – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Medical center closure: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise March 25, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be closed for normal operations with the exception of the Emergency Room and inpatient services. All outpatient clinics, including the main pharmacy, satellite pharmacy, laboratory and radiology will be closed for normal operation in support of the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 21, 2014

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Combat Search, Rescue participate in Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (left), and a Belgian military member scan the area while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag exercises have…

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