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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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Letter to Airmen: RAND study

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash Gen. Mark A. Welsh III WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Many of you have recently been invited to participate in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study. This web-based survey assesses your recent experiences with military workplace relations, professionalism and personal safety. It’s not “just another survey.” This one is…

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Radiology: Finding mysteries within

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airman 1st Class Cassandra Caballero, 99th Medical Surgical Operations Squadron diagnostic imaging phase two student, demonstrates correct form for receiving a chest X-ray at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 26. Airmen go through a 13-month, two-phase diagnostic imaging…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 12, 2014

Q: Can I choose a civilian network provider? A: If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the United Health Care Military and Veterans call center 1-877-988-WEST (1-877-988-9378) or www.uhcmilitarywest.com. If you do not live more than 30 minutes…

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Community Happenings – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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57th OSS assumes radar control from 99th CS

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Airport Surveillance Radar, ASR-9, keeps track of air traffic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept., 3. The 57th Operations Support Squadron took control of the responsibilities of maintaining the Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems from the 99th Communications Squadron on Sept. 1….

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AF conducts airstrikes against ISIL, airdrops humanitarian aid near Amirli

Posted  September 5, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AFNS) — At the request of the government of Iraq, the U.S. military conducted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to address the humanitarian crisis and protect the civilians trapped in Amirli, Iraq, at approximately 8:30 p.m. EDT Aug. 31. Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on…

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Eliminating stigma: Leadership responsibility

Posted  September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As a child, a close relative of mine committed suicide. In those days, mental health was only discussed in hushed tones and little support was available. I was shaped by this experience and in my military career, I have tried to create an environment where people feel comfortable discussing their problems and…

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Be aware: Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Stacy Cooper (Right), wife of Capt. Jenner Cooper, 99th Medical Group critical care resident nurse, discusses emergency awareness plans with her son Jonathan and daughter Aubrey at their home in Las Vegas Sept. 2. Emergency awareness plans cover a large range of topics like determining meeting…

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Celebrating women of character

Posted  September 5, 2014

Col. Kirsten Benford (right), 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, talks with Tech. Sgt. Ann Stanford, NCO in charge of the 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency, about the importance of Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day is observed Aug. 26 annually to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

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Always vigilant: Command post provides oversight, assistance

Posted  September 5, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman Sarah Myers, 99th Air Base Wing Command Post junior controller, prepares to open a report while fielding a phone call at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 21. Myers and other controllers in the command post are responsible for receiving and disseminating hazardous…

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