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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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I was determined to live

Posted  December 20, 2013

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — I don’t mean “the parachute opened in just the knick of time as I plummeted to the Earth” kind of save. I was failing college classes and getting into trouble. I didn’t care if my decisions lead to jail or death. I was too busy recklessly living in the moment while…

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Be a Wingman’s ‘ghost’ during holiday season

Posted  December 20, 2013

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — I need each of you to be a “ghost” to your Wingman during this holiday season. No, that doesn’t mean I want you to “disappear” when it’s convenient for you-quite the opposite. Let me explain by saying, “Bah, humbug!” Dickens’ classic Ebenezer Scrooge character perhaps sums up what your Wingman might…

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CSAF hosts summit to address sexual assault

Posted  December 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III hosted a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit Dec. 11 and 12 as part of the Air Force’s ongoing effort to provide education and analysis on the issue and to discuss the complex leadership concerns sexual assault presents. Welsh brought in…

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USAF AMMOS graduates AMSC 100th graduate

Posted  December 20, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School celebrated the graduation of its 7th Advanced Maintenance Superintendent Course class Dec 13. This graduation also marked the graduation of the 100th AMSC graduate. AMSC is a six-week course that provides graduate-level education in expeditionary logistics and agile combat support to…

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Gone phishing: How scams can affect you

Posted  December 20, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When you hear the term “phishing” you can’t help but think of a boat, bait and a fishing pole. However, in this case, phishing is a scam of evil intentions. If you’re looking to avoid becoming a victim, all you have to do is keep an eye out for activities…

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EOD Counter-IED course hones leadership management proficiency

Posted  December 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Daniel Esselstrom, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., uses a mine detector to check for an improvised explosive device during an IED training course Dec. 12 in Area 2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the two-week…

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Keep things safe this holiday season

Posted  December 20, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holidays are a time for celebration, and that means more cooking, home decorating, entertaining, and an increased risk of fire. Keep your holidays safe and follow these tips from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Agency. Safety tips people can follow this holiday season…

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted  December 20, 2013

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Holiday dinner offers Airmen cheer while away from home

Posted  December 20, 2013

The holiday dinner is a chance for Airmen and their families to celebrate the holidays on base, said Tech. Sgt. Meloney Natal, 99th Force Support Squadron production manager.

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NORAD to track Santa’s global journey

Posted  December 20, 2013

On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

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