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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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An Innovator’s DNA: Col. John Boyd

Posted  June 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Surprisingly, few Airmen have heard of Col. John Boyd, with far fewer aware of his innovative contributions to the advancement of modern-day air power. As the month of May closes and the Air Staff feverishly reviews the thousands of innovative ideas submitted by young Airmen, I thought it appropriate to recognize an Airman…

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JFEX through a new Airman’s eyes

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Senior Airman Brett Clashman, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, takes photos off the back of a C-17 Globemaster III during the Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped personnel and heavy equipment…

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Day on the Job: EOD techs

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton Staff Sgt. Joel Calahan inspects the battery pack of an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit, May 29 at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia. Calahan is a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron EOD craftsman deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Explosive ordnance…

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‘Hunter’ pushes limits for self, others

Posted  June 7, 2013

How did these Airmen find a fitness routine from the almost infinite number of programs, books, gyms and ‘ancient secrets’ that promise results? Several Airmen in the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron found the best fitness guru was within their own unit.

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Weapons School Class 13A Graduates

Posted  June 7, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, Nev. This organization brought together a cadre of World War II veterans dedicated to the fundamental goal of teaching the next generation of pilots their combat-tested tactics and…

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Obama: Nation pours resources into mental health care for vets

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 4 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hosting the conference at the White House as part of the administration’s effort to increase understanding of…

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Tips on financing college education

Posted  June 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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Photo Essay: U.S. Air Force Weapons School executes JFEX

Posted  June 7, 2013

JFEX is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which students plan and execute a complex air-land operation on a simulated contested battlefield...

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Families to join Airmen in Southwest Asia

Posted  June 7, 2013

Fifteen Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces Central Command, the Combined Air and Space Operations Center, and the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing are taking advantage of a two-year accompanied tour opportunity

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 7, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefit, as well as…

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