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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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Nellis Child Development Centers show pride during Month of Military Child

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base Child Development Center is providing special events for children during the Month of the Military Child. Every April, the Department of Defense observes the Month of the Military Child. The DOD honors and celebrates the sacrifices and unique lifestyle of military children. The Nellis…

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Health & Safety

Autism, early warning signs – TRICARE coverage available

Posted  April 20, 2012

Did you know a child as young as 1 year old can show signs of autism, according to Autism Speaks? “If your child does have autism, early intervention may be his or her best hope,” the organization says on its website. If you’re planning to have a baby or are currently pregnant, getting to know…

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New VA initiatives to improve benefits delivery to Veterans and their families

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 16today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors. “This is an important milestone in our transformation to achieve the goal we established in…

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Seventh Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony scheduled

Posted  April 20, 2012

RED ROCK, LAS VEGAS, Nev. — On Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m., the 7th Annual Freedom Memorial ceremony will be held at the visitor’s center of the Red Rock Canyon scenic loop, honoring Nevada military members killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The memorial was built in 2005…

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Guardian Angels support the troops and care for their animals

Posted  April 20, 2012

If you are a pet owner and/or are preparing for a deployment, you really ought to read this. My wife, an avid animal lover, ran across something on the Internet, which piqued her curiosity.

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Community Happenings April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Additional Nellis agencies calendars can be found at:  www.nellisw.af.mi./evencalendars.asp Releasing information to the public: All Air Force military and civilian personnel, including Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve personnel on active duty, and civilians under DoD contract who are stationed at Nellis Air Force Base and who intend to release militaryrelated information to the…

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763rd changes to 823rd Maintenance Squadron

Posted  April 13, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 763rd Maintenance Squadron has transitioned to the 823rd Maintenance Squadron, effective Apr.10, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The name change signifies the squadron’s alignment with its sister-squadrons to become a more cohesive unit. The 763rd was…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airmen selected as ACC’s 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

Posted  April 13, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command, the major command to which Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., operates under, held the 2012 Outstanding Airmen of the Year banquet at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 4 to honor the…

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Your momma wears combat boots

Posted  April 13, 2012

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. (AFNS) — On the small-town playground of my childhood, the comeback quip of last resort after being physically or verbally pummeled was “Well, your momma wears combat boots.” It was the juvenile equivalent of today’s profane four-letter bombs, but with bigger consequences. If used, the surrounding crowd within earshot…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary…

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