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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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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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Salutes & Awards

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Lt. Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS change of command ceremony at the F-22 Raptor hangar June 17, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The USAFWS commandant…

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First sergeants treat Airmen to lunch

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Master Sgt. Anthony Smith, 99th Force Support Squadron first sergeant, buys lunch for Airman 1st Class Harold Wright, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, at Captain D’s Seafood during an Operation Warmheart event June 19, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operation Warmheart…

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Spiritual resiliency keeps Airmen focused

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the past few years Air Force senior leaders have been looking to create and maintain a certain type of Airman. Their aim was to train and retain Airmen who are resilient and readily deployable to meet any contingency operation tasked by the Department of Defense. The new approach, called Comprehensive…

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Guidelines for personal firearm ownership

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and family members residing within the Nellis community must ensure that they’re aware of certain restrictions while exercising second amendment rights on base. Depending on an Airman’s housing situation, different policies pertaining to the ownership and storage of personal firearms and ammunition must be followed to ensure the safety…

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Air Force Medical Service website focuses on Men’s Health Month

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Steven Thompson The Air Force Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia Men’s Health website http://www.menshealthatoz.org/ offers a guide to prostate health and various conditions that can affect the health of men. It provides a sensitive and informative exploration of men’s health issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition which involves…

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F-35 is backbone of Air Force’s future fighter fleet, Welsh says

Posted  June 28, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force’s most advanced strike aircraft, the F-35 Lightning II, is a vital capability that the nation needs to stay ahead of adversary technological gains, the Air Force chief of staff told a Senate panel, June 19. Testifying before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said…

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58th RQS riggers in action

Posted  June 28, 2013

A look at the airmen responsible for inspecting, repacking and rigging heavy equipment used to jump out of aircraft.

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