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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Events

Fire Prevention Week turns up heat!

Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 9 to 15. This year’s campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represented the final of a three-year effort to educate the public about essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Salutes & Awards

USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Salutes & Awards

On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Events

Nellis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was National Hispanic Heritage Month and was a time to recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett Air Force

Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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Airmen ‘hoop it up’ at Warrior Fitness Center

Posted  October 9, 2015

Nellis community members play basketball at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The WFC provides three indoor basketball courts for Airmen and their families to use. Other areas available for use include an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, free weight areas, cardio machines, and indoor/outdoor running tracks.

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Airfield systems techs keep air traffic, ground controllers connected

Posted  October 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman James Vrtis, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, talks to an air traffic controller at the ATC tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6. Airfield systems specialists work closely with air traffic controllers to ensure they always have a clear…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 9, 2015

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair: Please join us at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Desert Oasis. The guest speaker will be…

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Living history at Planes of Fame Air Museum

Posted  October 6, 2015

The monthly Living History Event at the Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 3. The museum opens at 9 a.m. This month’s theme is ‘Pioneering Experimental and Jet Aircraft” and will feature the Northrop N9MB flying wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans…

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