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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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Salutes & Awards

Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted  August 23, 2013

As a young Air Force spouse, Jean Busch, United States Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer Operations School secretary, knew her life would be different from many of her hometown friends in Richfield, Minn.

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Health & Safety

AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1.

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Medical center begins modernization project

Posted  August 23, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group began construction on the Multi-Departmental Hospital Modernization project at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center with an official wall-breaking ceremony to officially kick off construction Aug. 28. Pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary and the surgery clinic have already begun the initial department moves for construction. Women’s health, labor and delivery,…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

Department of Defense photograph The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target the message of tobacco being an enemy of our military as it degrades their health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy”, will run from now until Oct….

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Health & Safety

Watch for buses as kids go back to school

Posted  August 23, 2013

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the 99th Air Base Wing Safety office want to remind drivers to take increased care during the back to school season. According to the Department of Transportation, 23 million children ride the school bus each year. According to the NHTSA, 20 school aged children are killed…

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Local

Ground radio sets frequency

Posted  August 23, 2013

Watching how the 99th CS ground radio Airmen perform tests to ensure their systems perform properly.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  August 23, 2013

  Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance? A. The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage provisions don’t apply). As an active duty…

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Community Happenings – August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 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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Missions continue despite furlough

Posted  August 16, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The onset of sequestration and civilian furloughs has shifted activities across the base as organizations take steps to maintain operational readiness with tighter budgets and without their civilian workforce one day a week. Due to the numerous missions being carried out by different squadrons on the installation, civilian furlough…

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