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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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It is not just about you anymore

Posted  January 17, 2014

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar — I could break out any Air Force Instruction, The Enlisted Force Structure, Air Force Doctrine Document 1-1, or even “The Little Blue Book” of the Air Force Core Values, all of which will tell you how to be the Airman you are supposed to be. All NCO’s should know…

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Nellis Air Force Base prepares for Red Flag 14-1

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wolf An F-22 Raptor takes off from the runway at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis will be taking part in Red Flag 14-1 Jan. 27-Feb. 14. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 414th Combat Training Squadron is gearing up to support and run…

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Clothing sales undergoes renovations

Posted  January 17, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Ray Newson, Universal Restoration general laborer, takes wood beams off the wall in military clothing sales during the start of the store’s renovation Jan. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The store’s renovation is the first step to giving the Exchange a new look. Future…

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Load crews participate in quarterly competition

Posted  January 17, 2014

Airmen 1st Class Jonathan Deacon (front) and Marcus Pinkney (back), 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew members, and Staff Sgt. Ronald Jefcik (middle), 757th AMXS weapons load crew chief, prepare to load an inert AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly load crew competition, Jan. 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Weapons load crew…

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Exchange hosts Arby’s grand opening

Posted  January 17, 2014

Linda Castillo, Arby’s cashier, takes a customer’s order during the Arby’s grand opening in the Nellis Exchange Jan. 10 at Air Force Base, Nev. The opening of this Arby’s makes it the fourth to be opened in the Army and Air Force Base Exchange network.

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Military OneSource offers free tax services

Posted  January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — If it hasn’t arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline. As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered a free service to ensure they can meet that deadline from…

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Online Air Force library provides Airmen education, entertainment resources

Posted  January 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Need assistance working on a class project, learning a new language or fixing an engine? Look no further than the online Air Force library, where Air Force library staff work to meet customers’ needs. The online Air Force library offers resources such as electronic books, audio books, digital magazines, music, movies…

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New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted  January 17, 2014

The Air Force will rely more on its Air National Guard and Reserve components in the future with the aim to preserve more capabilities as the service seeks to reduce its number of service members, the service’s top leader said Jan.9.

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted  January 17, 2014

Air Force photo by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting Jan. 9 in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. During her address, James spoke about her 32 years of defense experience, passing on the lessons she’s learned,…

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New price study validates 30 percent savingst

Posted  January 17, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissary savings are now being measured against a wider range of retailers that sell groceries, and the comparison confirms the value of the benefit, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s 2013 price comparison study. For the first time, the expanded comparison survey allowed DeCA to look beyond traditional grocery stores to…

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