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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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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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Security Forces sergeant becomes 9th female sniper

Posted  May 18, 2012

A security forces sergeant from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron completed Air Force sniper school April 27, becoming the U.S. military’s ninth officially-qualified female sniper.

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Memorial Day Safety

Posted  May 18, 2012

The 2012 Memorial Day holiday period begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 25, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 28, which means millions of travelers are about to hit the road, traveling to see family and friends for the long weekend.  For the past six years, the Memorial Day holiday weekend has averaged 11.5…

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Finding purpose, finding community

Posted  May 18, 2012

At first glance it may seem unlikely that a shy computer technician would become a leader and mentor at Nellis Air Force Base and within the Las Vegas Filipino-American community, but with some self-initiative and the encouragement of others, Leon Madarang of the 99th Force Support…

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Salutes & Awards

Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  May 18, 2012

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Tina Cooper, 57th Test and Evaluations Group first sergeant, presents the Diamond Sharp Award to Airman 1st Class Ana Escalante-Venezuela, 57th Maintenance Squadron small bombs crew member, as members of the first sergeants...

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Playing with Clowns

Posted  May 18, 2012

Children at the Nellis Air Force Base Youth Center play a game of “Where is Mrs. Cherie the Clown?” with Dave and Cherie Gregg, Ringling Brothers circus clowns. The Greggs visited with base children and their parents as “Ambassadors of Laughter” for the circus.

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day event

Posted  May 18, 2012

Nellis Air Force Base held a Military Spouse Appreciation Day event May 11 to recognize the contributions of military spouses.

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Nellis commemorates Arbor Day

Posted  May 18, 2012

Nellis’ 99th Civil Engineer Squadron celebrated Arbor and Earth Day at the Lomie Gray Heard Elementary School with 300 students, teachers, and special guests. The school held an art contest where contestants created posters with the theme, “Trees Make a World of Difference.”

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Survey allows Airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted  May 18, 2012

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey.

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