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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Health & Safety

Nellis holds MARE to prepare

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Airmen lead way in last pre-Ranger course

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Zachary Baldridge carries a fellow Airman back to the rest of the squad during a foot patrol during the Ranger Assessment Course Oct. 8 at Silver Flag Alpha range, Nev. Students are training for real-life situation during simulated ambushes and must use small…

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan. Air Force

LEAD program to speak to Airmen about attending USAF Academy

Young Airmen in the local area seeking a commission through the U.S. Air Force Academy will be given the opportunity to gather information during a briefing and open forum here Nov. 4 and 8.


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Only ‘Safe and Sane’ fireworks allowed from June 28 to July 4

Posted  June 29, 2012

The Clark County Fire Department is reminding residents that only fireworks labeled “safe and sane” are legal for use in Clark County, and only from June 28 through July 4, when it’s legal for authorized...

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Nellis lights the way for energy conservation

Posted  June 29, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base, in a continuing effort to promote energy efficiency, is replacing the lighting in several aircraft hangars with more efficient fixtures. “The hangar project was identified in a 2010 energy audit...

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Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted  June 29, 2012

Four installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here June 21. The Rotary Club presented Staff Sgt. Dustin Holmes, Senior Airman Heather Kelly, Staff Sgt. Samantha Mendrop, and Airman 1st Class Blake Wirth with the Wetzel Award.

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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted  June 29, 2012

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Ask the Doc – June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Q: I’m 45 year old female. Do I need to get a mammogram? A: Yes, it’s recommended for ages 40 through 69 every 12-24 months.

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Nellis medical center graduates first resident class

Posted  June 29, 2012

The 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program is graduating its first class today. The FMR graduation ceremony marks the end of the residents’ three-years of post-doctoral, supervised practice...

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What we see but don’t understand

Posted  June 29, 2012

Being a first term Airmen and an air traffic control apprentice at Nellis AFB is no easy task. Even with over a hundred hours of training, it’s very easy to forget that the tiny aircraft targets seen on the radar screen are actually massive aircraft, each with more components and intricate parts then the entire room of equipment used to execute the air traffic control mission.

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Green Flag At Nellis

Posted  June 29, 2012

U.S. Marine Capt. Dan Fiust, Marine Attack Squadron 513 pilot from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., checks equipment in his AV-8B Harrier. The Harrier pilots, along with F-16 pilots from Misawa Air Base...

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HAWC fitness coach places in Nev. bodybuilding competition

Posted  June 29, 2012

Brittney Hunsaker, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron health and fitness specialist, works out at the Nellis Air Force Base Health and Wellness Center June 25, 2012.

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AMMOS Class 12-A receive diplomas

Posted  June 29, 2012

U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer School graduating class 12-A poses for a group photo after receiving their diplomas, June 22, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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