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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…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Air Force

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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Health & Safety

Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted  June 1, 2012

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Thunderbirds announce 2013 officer selections

Posted  June 1, 2012

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2013 demonstration season.

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Joint VA/DOL Program launches to retrain 99,000 unemployed Veterans

Posted  June 1, 2012

WASHINGTON –Unemployed Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor program that focuses on retraining 99,000 Veterans for high-demand jobs. “This important tool will help those who served our…

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Las Vegas USO hosts thousands of military

Posted  June 1, 2012

Recently, I spoke to Doug Bradford, Center Director for the United Services Organization (USO) when we attended the Defending Freedom Memorial at Red Rock Canyon.  Bradford is the Center Director of the United Service Organization Las Vegas Center at McCarran International Airport – acclaimed to be among the finest facilities of its kind and is…

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Community Happenings June 1, 2012

Posted  June 1, 2012

The Nellis Military Clothing Store is stocking the rip-stop Airman Battle Uniform. Nellis is one of the first installations to receive this high-demand item. The Rip-Stop ABU will be available for sale beginning at 9 a.m. on May 31.   Nellis Thrift Shop Sale: Nellis Thrift Shop is having an Annual Clearance sale June 19…

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Lights, Camera, Action: Recruiting Service brings Hollywood to Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base, the Air Force Recruiting Service and Randolph Air Force Base, coordinated to help produce the newest Air Force recruiting tool — “Rapid Strike.”

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Airmen get financial tips from Nevada officials

Posted  May 24, 2012

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases participated in a town hall with the Nevada attorney general and an assistant director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau May 16, 2012.

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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted  May 24, 2012

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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Beat the Heat – Check the Backseat

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the temperature begins to rise, the risk of death to children left in vehicles also begins to rise. According to figures from the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, an average of 38 children die each year in hot cars. The numbers typically begin to climb…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted  May 24, 2012

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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