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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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Furlough Raises Questions on Civilian Leave, Pay

Posted  October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — Only those Defense Department civilians recalled from furlough under the Pay Our Military Act may take annual and sick leave, a Pentagon spokesman said Oct. 8. “Employees who remain on furlough are in a nonpay, nonduty status, so there is no leave to take,” Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen explained. So a civilian…

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Hagel receives update on shutdown from service leaders

Posted  October 11, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top leadership, including the service secretaries and service chiefs, updated Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Oct. 7 on the impact of the ongoing government shutdown, Pentagon officials reported. In a statement summarizing the meeting, officials said Hagel was pleased that most DOD civilians are returning to work this week, and that…

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Pest Management controls plant, insect, bird populace

Posted  October 11, 2013

Currently, the 99th CES pest management office at Nellis AFB is the largest in the Air Force.

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Air National Guardsman recalls road to comedic success

Posted  October 11, 2013

When on-duty, serving in the Oregon Air National Guard, Staff Sgt. Juan Canopii, 114th Fighter Squadron aircraft flight equipment craftsman, helps aircrews and pilots get from the ground to the air ensuring their flight equipment is in proper working order.

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Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team competes at Nellis AFB

Posted  October 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Matthew Kinsey, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team member, prepares to throw a ball to first base during a Wounded Warrior softball game at the baseball field at Freedom Park Oct. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The WWAST played against Airmen from Nellis and Creech…

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Airmen read to children for Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 11, 2013

Staff Sgt. Shakuntala Willis, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, reads to children at the child development center during Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Hispanic Heritage Month committee coordinated with the child development center to hold this book reading. National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated…

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Community Happenings – October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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. EFMP Parent Support Group Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 11, 2013

  Q. What is hospice care and does TRICARE cover it? A: Hospice is patient or family centered care for terminally ill patients who have six or less months to live if their illness runs its full and normal course. Hospice focuses on pain control, home care, comfort, and self-respect. TRICARE covers a number of…

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99th Force Support Squadron’s Library set to close its doors

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Natalie Johnson, 99th Force Support Squadron librarian, works at the library front desk Sept. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Air Combat Command eliminated the funding to maintain library services throughout the command for fiscal year 2014. Nellis AFB will suspended all library services…

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‘Pay Our Military Act’ saves service members pay checks

Posted  October 4, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Lawmakers passed and the President signed a bill to continue paying service members Sept. 30 during the current government shutdown that began Oct. 1. This means members of the armed forces will continue receiving their paychecks instead of having to come to work and receive back pay once a…

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