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Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen April 7 during a town-hall style meeting at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody, along with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, and their spouses, Athena and Betty, visited…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…

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Academy of Country Music ‘salutes troops’ during concert

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were honored as well as performed during the Academy of Country Music’s “An All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 7.

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‘Life of a Warrior’ strengthens resiliency pillars

There are many different workout programs available, but most are concentrated on just the physical fitness only. Very few fitness platforms focus on the whole-person concept to include the physical, mental, social and spiritual pillars of resiliency. Luckily though, the Life of a Warrior practiced on Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases does just that.


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Service members, civilians, spouses can take 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey began Air Force wide April 5. The CAS will be administered to randomly selected active-duty service members and their spouses; reservists and their spouses; civilian employees and, for the first time since the survey started in 1998-1999, guardsmen and their spouses. The…

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Nellis, Creech Air Force vehicle validation visit dates change

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis and Creech vehicle validation visit has been rescheduled due to budget constraints. Air Force vehicle management staffs will be at both bases to conduct a vehicle validation May 6-10. The original validation visit was scheduled for March 18-22. The VVV is a process to validate the vehicles…

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CATM takes aim, teaches Airmen to shoot

Posted  April 12, 2013

  Staff Sgt. Nicholas Yarman, 99th Security Forces Squadron armory NCO in charge, aims his M9 pistol down the firing range during a combat arms training and maintenance class April 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The M9 is a short recoil, semi-automatic, single-action and double-action pistol which uses a 15-round staggered box magazine…

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis sweeps ISR awards

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Airmen who were recognized for their exceptional efforts and accomplishments in support of Air Force and national missions: Capt. Ryan T. Hudson, 19th Weapons Squadron, 57th Wing — Air Force’s Outstanding Officer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Instructor of the Year Staff Sgt. Jessica E. Caldwell,…

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Sunrise Vista offers Nellis golfers an oasis

Posted  April 12, 2013

It’s 8 a.m. and already there are at least a dozen golfers across the course getting in a round before the heat of the day arrives. The sights and sounds of F-15s taking off just about where the golf course

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 12, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted  April 12, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal year 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen April 8. Announced in February, fiscal 2013 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the…

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Airmen ‘Party for a Cause’

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepts a check for the 99th Force Support Squadron at the Academy of Country Music Party for a Cause festival April 6 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The money was donated by the…

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Nellis Airmen participate in load crew competition

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Onlookers watch as Staff Sgt. Michael Briston and Airman 1st Class David Blyzes, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems technicians, upload a guided bomb unit during a quarterly load crew competition April 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions take place four…

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Month of Military Child: FSS hosts appreciation event for military children

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron held a Military Child Appreciation Day April 6 at the Nellis Youth Center. The event provided an opportunity for military children to interact with Airmen from different career fields and to see the importance of what their parents do in the Air Force. “It…

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