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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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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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Health & Safety

Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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VA eliminates copayment for In-Home Video Telehealth Care

Posted  May 11, 2012

WASHINGTON — Effective immediately, the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer charge Veterans a copayment when they receive care in their homes from VA health professionals using video conferencing. “Eliminating the copayment for this service will remove an unnecessary financial burden for Veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. “We will continue…

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Glass now part of recycling effort

Posted  May 11, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Glass can now be recycled at Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and can also be co-mingled with other recyclable materials. Cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum and now, glass can be co-mingled in recycling bins. Glass containers should be empty before disposing of them. Commingled recyclables can be disposed…

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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted  May 11, 2012

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove and Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers comes on…

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Health professionals offer cool advice

Posted  May 11, 2012

(AFNS) — Anyone who has gone through basic military training knows how seriously the instructors take “hydrating,” but do the trainees really know why they are encouraged to drink water regularly and beyond thirst? The human body’s main goal is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in all aspects of function. This includes maintaining a constant…

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Nellis Warrior competes in 3rd Annual Warrior Games

Posted  May 11, 2012

In June 2010, a helicopter carrying seven rescue personnel crashed in Afghanistan. The rescue crew was on its way to save injured service members in the field when the helicopter was struck by enemy fire. Five crew members died from their injuries. But two survived.

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7th Annual Defending Freedom Dedication

Posted  May 11, 2012

On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial Dedication was held at the Visitors Center of the Red Rock National Conservation Area. There are now 84 names on the Memorial. On May 5, 2012, the 7th Annual Defending Freedom Red Rock Memorial...

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Community Happenings May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

The Munitions Storage Area will be closed for a wall-to-wall inventory from Jun 12-18. All issue requests must be submitted no later than close of  business May 29. Munitions must be picked up and/or turned in no later than Jun 12. Emergency issue requests must be approved, in writing, by the Group Commander or equivalent….

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