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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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Veterans

New VA initiatives to improve benefits delivery to Veterans and their families

Posted  April 20, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs announced on April 16today the national deployment of claims transformation initiatives to 12 regional offices in the remaining months of fiscal year 2012 to improve benefits delivery to Veterans, families and their survivors. “This is an important milestone in our transformation to achieve the goal we established in…

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Health & Safety

Autism, early warning signs – TRICARE coverage available

Posted  April 20, 2012

Did you know a child as young as 1 year old can show signs of autism, according to Autism Speaks? “If your child does have autism, early intervention may be his or her best hope,” the organization says on its website. If you’re planning to have a baby or are currently pregnant, getting to know…

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Nellis Child Development Centers show pride during Month of Military Child

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base Child Development Center is providing special events for children during the Month of the Military Child. Every April, the Department of Defense observes the Month of the Military Child. The DOD honors and celebrates the sacrifices and unique lifestyle of military children. The Nellis…

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Health & Safety

An apple a day keeps the dentist away

Posted  April 20, 2012

The military lifestyle comes with inconsistency in schedules, making it hard to maintain healthy habits.  Long hours, demanding missions and frequent travel can lead to a diet high in carbohydrates and a lack in oral care. Eating foods high in sugar causes tooth decay; so it is important to regulate sugar consumption and practice proper…

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Salutes & Awards

First ‘Diamond Sharp’ Award presented by Nellis First Sergeants

Posted  April 20, 2012

Left to right U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Warren Benge, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, Senior Airman Alexander MacPhail, 414th Combat Training Squadron system administrator, and Master Sgt. Brian Noethlich, 57th Operations Support Squadron first sergeant pose for the presentation of…

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Health & Safety

The Blue Ribbon promise: Parenting help, advocacy prevent child abuse

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since 1983, the month has been set aside by presidential proclamation to advocate for the safety and welfare of children, expressed in a blue ribbon awareness campaign. That need for advocacy is just as great now. According to the National Maternal and Child…

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Health & Safety

Pediatrics puts heart into children’s health care

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Walking through a hospital can be an ominous task for many. For a child the long, pristine hallways can be even more daunting — unless they’re walking through the hallways of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center pediatrics clinic. Like most other aspects of the…

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Health & Safety

Firefighters teach fire safety to kids

Posted  April 20, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron made a visit to the Child Development Center...

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Salutes & Awards

Rescue pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor

Posted  April 20, 2012

U.S. Air Force Capt. Kevin Weaver, 66th Rescue Squadron helicopter pilot, stands next to a HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter, April 12, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Capt Weaver was awarded the...

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership Class 12D

Posted  April 20, 2012

Airman Leadership Class 12D graduated April 12, 2012. Beginning as individuals, the group came together and left as one team. With their graduation, the 48 students — representing a diverse group of Air Force career fields, units and backgrounds — take the next step in their careers by becoming first line supervisors and leaders. Courtesy…

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