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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns AFMS annual award

Staff Sgt. Danielle Thinnes, 99th Medical Group respiratory therapy department trainer, was named the Air Force Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Airman of the Year.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candice Page Air Force

ACC commander unveils priorities

Discussions on tomorrow’s challenges and the roadmap of priorities to help safely navigate them took center stage as Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, spoke with Headquarters Airmen during three all calls here Feb. 24.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

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Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Local

Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.


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Salutes & Awards

NASC announces scholarship recipients

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club announced the 2012-2013 scholarship recipients May 14. The following high school students received the NASC scholarship: Jenna Galyon , Green Valley High School Andrew Haug , Advanced Technologies Academy Tia Johnson, Legacy High School Joshua Klimchak, Advanced Technologies Academy Brett McPherson, College of Southern…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted  May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members. The television announcements have aired since April on the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Network, and are 15, 30 and 60 seconds in…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amid a spate of allegations…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted  May 17, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during…

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SFS changes, reminds people of base access policy

Posted  May 17, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Security Forces Squadron will start conducting 100 percent identification checks from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every day for Area 1 starting May 15. All non-Department of Defense people must obtain a pass through the visitor control center prior to accessing the base, and a sponsor must be…

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Financial resiliency: Getting Airmen from red back to green

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte According to Air Force Instruction 36-2906, Personal Financial Responsibility, consequences for financial irresponsibility may lead to involuntary allotments made on behalf of the creditor or garnished pay. With the help of resources such as classes and workshops held by the Airman and Family Readiness Center,…

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57th Wing vice commander takes final flight

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Justin Grynkewich sprays his father, Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, with an extinguisher after his fini flight May 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grynkewich served as the wing’s vice commander for a year before being chosen for a wing command position at…

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Health & Safety

‘Critical Days of Summer’ dangerous time for children

Posted  May 24, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Spring is here and before we know it children will be out of school, and we’ll start another Critical Days of Summer in Las Vegas. With the arrival of summer and the last day of school for most students in Clark County being June 5, there are recreational activities to…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 24, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your prime care manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review/approval…

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