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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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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted  June 8, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have…

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Flag Day is June 14… so celebrate

Posted  June 8, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ever wonder about the origins of Flag Day and why we observe it on June 14? Flag Day’s roots go back to 1885 when a school-teacher from Wisconsin named “BJ” Cigrand arranged for the students of Fredonia, Wisconsin to celebrate June 14 as “Flag Birthday.”  Why June 14?  Well, because it…

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Community Happenings June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Tops in Blue:  The Tops in Blue will be performing downtown today, June 8. The performance will start at 8 p.m. at the Fremont Street Experience here in Las Vegas. For more information contact the community center at 652-5014.   Chapel Paintball: The base chapel is hosting a paintball event today, June 8. The event…

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Running to Remember

Posted  June 1, 2012

“There’s never a day I don’t remember the guys, the crash. Never a day I don’t hurt. I wake up thinking about it. I go to bed thinking about it. There’s nothing you can do except put your head down and keep...

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The Three-Million Acre Classroom

Posted  June 1, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Weapons Instructor Course students simulated “kicking down the door” into a enemy country by air-dropping an entire brigade of troops to seize a runway, May 23.

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted  June 1, 2012

Every day, an invisible war is being fought on the world’s communication networks – a war the Air Force’s cyberspace warriors are training to win. This June, eight students will complete the very first Cyber Weapons Instructor Course, taught at the 328th Weapons Squadron of the U.S. Air Force…

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Nellis promotes energy efficiency through experimentation

Posted  June 1, 2012

Dark Start, a new energy-efficient technology, is coming to Nellis. The program utilizes experimental technologies which could reduce energy consumption and costs for the base. “It’s a demonstration program that’s funded by a congressional…

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99th Air Base Wing celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted  June 1, 2012

Today, June 1, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the 99th Air Base Wing. Following is an encapsulation of the Wing’s long and prestigious...

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Nellis AFB Awareness Day

Posted  June 1, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Elvin Soto, Aerospace and Operational Physiology non-commissioned officer in charge for the 99th Aerospace Medicine squadron, speaks on Situational Awareness and Driving safety during the First Line Supervisors briefing…

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Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website

Posted  June 1, 2012

May 25th marked the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities.

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