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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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Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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Key Spouses keep communication flowing

Posted  September 7, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Stephanie Garnes, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center key spouse program coordinator, and Sheri Marler, 99th Air Base Wing key spouse mentor, wife of Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Marler, 99th Air Base Wing command chief, speak with family members of a deployed airman…

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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted  September 7, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Sports

Squadrons gear up for football season

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Intramural football season is about to begin, and it promises to be another exciting, competitive, unpredictable year of football which fans have come to expect every season. The 99th Communications Squadron is back to defend its crown. Additional teams this season include Public Affairs, the 926th Group…

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2012 Nellis AFB Get Connected Sunday

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Get Connected Sunday will take place Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nellis Family Housing Community Center. Get Connected Sunday is our way of reaching up, reaching in, and reaching out to care for the Airman’s soul. In addition, we are connecting active-duty Airmen and…

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Sesame Street visits Nellis

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and Nevada Test and Training Range Airmen and families were treated to the Sesame Street/ USO Experience for Military Families during a brief show here. The group performed their show, directed around helping military children deal with moving, to audiences at the Nellis Youth Center gym Aug….

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted  September 7, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Deployed Nellis Chaplain helps build partnerships

Posted  September 7, 2012

Courtesy U.S. Air Force Photo Chaplain (Capt.) James Galyon FORWARD OPERATING LOCATION (FOL) CURACAO — The U.S. Forward Operating Location Curaçao operates 24/7 continuously enabling joint, interagency and multi-national aircraft operations that conduct detection, monitoring and tracking missions in support of regional counter-drug efforts. But that’s not all the FOL personnel do despite the mission…

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Air Traffic Controllers . . . Keeping the flightline and skies safe

Posted  September 7, 2012

A up-close look inside the control tower......

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City and Nellis Air Force Base lead beautification effort

Posted  September 7, 2012

North Las Vegas, Nev. — The City and Nellis Air Force Base active duty personnel are leading a community cleanup to clear out dumping areas and debris near Nellis Air Force Base, beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. The group will focus on the area roughly bound by East El Campo Grande Avenue,…

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