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First sergeant provides health, welfare for warriors

General health, esprit de corps, discipline, mentoring, well-being, career progression, professional development and recognition of all assigned Airmen and their families is all a part of the mission of an Air Force first sergeant — taking care of people.

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Armory: A home for weapons

Before members of the 99th Security Forces Squadron report for duty, they must receive all the weapons, munitions and any other gear they may need for the duration of their shift.

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Nellis Open House brings history to life

The Nellis Open House is scheduled to take place Nov. 8 and 9. This year there are more than 15 different aircraft scheduled to fly, spanning 71 years of aviation history.

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ADC: An undue influence to justice

In the event trouble attaches itself to an Airman; the Area Defense Counsel is available to provide confidential counsel. Whether the Airman is under investigation, facing an Article 15, letter of reprimand or other adverse actions, the ADC is available.

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Air Force basketball athlete defines resiliency

When the combat rescue helicopter Pedro 66 was brought down by enemy fire June 9, 2010, in Afghanistan, retired Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, who was previously stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, thought his life was over, literally.


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Health & Safety

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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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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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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