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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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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Colleen urban, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, kisses her son Killian Urban on the cheek. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how…

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Think before you act: It only takes seconds for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Short takes command of 57th Wing

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Col. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during the 57th WG change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird Hangar Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Short is responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations comprising the Air Force’s most diverse flying…

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New Navy Skipper takes command at Las Vegas NOSC

Posted  March 7, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It is a little unknown fact that Las Vegas has a U.S. Navy component. The Las Vegas Naval Operational Support Center, Reserve Center, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has some 270 reserve sailors and 16 full time active duty support staff. With 10 Naval units supporting the active duty component, the reservists…

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Royal Danish air force arrives for Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Royal Danish air force Lance Cpl. Lars Petersen, 727th Fighter Squadron crew chief from Skyrdstrup Air Base, Denmark, performs post flight checks during his squadron’s arrival for Red Flag 14-2 on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline Feb. 26. Red Flag is conducted over the…

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Crosswinds beefs up for Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman Cody Christensen, 99th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares food for serving at the Crosswinds Dining Facility March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The dining facility is increasing its food production to accommodate for the influx of troops participating in…

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Base chapel hosts Catholic priest familiarization tour

Posted  March 7, 2014

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Rash, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides briefing to Catholic priests during a “Come Be With Us” familiarization tour at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. base chapel, Feb. 26. The priests are civilians anticipating to be commissioned into U.S. Air Force chaplain’s corp.

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AF focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force’s Earth Day theme of “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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