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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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National parks free for active duty families

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Active duty families can now take advantage of free passes granting entrance to all 397 national parks. “We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave…

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Five Airmen become citizens at Lake Mead ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2012

Five Airmen were among 24 newly naturalized citizens who received their certificates of citizenship at a Lake Mead, Nev., ceremony May 18.

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STARBASE Nellis teaches, reaches Las Vegas Valley students

Posted  May 24, 2012

STARBASE Nellis opened its classroom doors Apr. 23 to Las Vegas Valley youth, instructing them in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Phishing scam targets military cardholders

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A scam affecting military personnel led the Nellis finance office to issue a warning of a virus threat. Air Force government travel card contractor Citi reported to the Air Force that a bogus email designed to resemble Citi’s own correspondence was being circulated in…

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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted  May 24, 2012

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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Warrior of the Week Young

Posted  May 24, 2012

Staff Sgt. Robert Young III 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Customer Service Liaison Supervisor Time at Nellis: 5 years Time in Air Force: 5 years Hometown: Cortland, N.Y. What does your job consist of? My job is troubleshooting materiel management concerns and customer feedback…

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Nellis AFB lieutenant to compete at national racquetball tourney

Posted  May 24, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Maurice Mckoy, 99th Comptroller Squadron financial officer, dives to hit the racquetball May 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. McKoy has been playing competitive racquet ball for more than 12 years and was hand-picked by the chief of…

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Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24

Posted  May 24, 2012

Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24:  The Airman & Family Readiness Center is in need of 12-15 participants for the Caring for People Forum School Support Group, scheduled for May 24. Servicemembers, dependents, civilians, and teens with ideas and concerns about local military child education can lend their recommendations to a group…

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Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 – Facilities Hours of Operation

Posted  May 24, 2012

Commissary Operating Hours, May 28: Commissary is closed for the holiday   Nellis Exchange Memorial Day hours of operation: Retail Operations – May 28: Main Store: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Military Clothing Store: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 24 Hr Express\Class 6: Normal hours   Creech Air Force Base, May 28: Creech Expresses: Closed  …

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Turboprop Aircraft challenge Weapons School pilots

Posted  May 18, 2012

A low-flying aircraft will take to the Nevada skies this month, offering Air Force pilots a new threat to reckon with. For the first time ever, the T-6A Texan II will fly as an aggressor aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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