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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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Health & Safety

Military HIV/AIDS conference promotes awareness, prevention

Posted  May 18, 2012

The 2012 International Military HIV/AIDS Conference concluded May 10, 2012, after four days of sharing insights into new ways to re-energize military HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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New VA Hospital to Open Soon

Posted  May 18, 2012

The new Veterans Administration Hospital (officially the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System) is nearing completion at its new location, 6900 North Pecos Road, North Las Vegas. The old VA hospital, located at Vegas Drive and Martin Luther King was shut down in July 2003.  The entire program was relocated to sixteen “sites of care” throughout…

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Help for Veterans who own businesses, seek jobs

Posted  May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Veterans Small Business Conference, the government’s premier event for Veteran-owned small businesses, is coming to Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced today. VA also announced that a “VA for Vets” Hiring Fair will be held…

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Community Happenings May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 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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RED HORSE airborne engineers pave the way

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Troy Hollis, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, checks equipment for Staff Sgt. Nick Urban, 820th RED HORSE Squadron airborne flight, prior to a static-line jump mission April 25...

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Air Force Weapons School conducts Mobility Air Forces Exercise

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares during a Mobility Air Forces Exercise Nov. 16, over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School…

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How it works in the real Air Force

Posted  May 11, 2012

LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy recently issued a call to arms for all enlisted Airmen in his perspective paper: “Now is the time for bold leadership.” In this message, he states it is up to the enlisted force to lead with integrity and return…

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Housing website arms military movers with information

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The base housing office has launched a new website offering a total information source of housing information for present and future residents. The site covers dormitory, on-base privatized housing, and off-base living options. Dawn Davis-Spector, 99th Force Support Squadron housing manager, says the new site helps potential residents make…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements.

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Around Nellis May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster Rozita Villanueva Lee, who serves on the White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, speaks during the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 4, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. APAH month was originally introduced as Pacific/Asian Heritage Week by…

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