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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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Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program expands eligibility

Posted  May 31, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program here has changed its eligibility requirements to include members who are retiring from the military as well as those who are receiving a medical discharge. The PCS Child Care Program provides a voucher for 20 hours of free child care per child to…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted  May 31, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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AF provides special counsel to sexual assault survivors

Posted  May 31, 2013

Often, when survivors of sexual assault are “put on the witness stand, they can feel like they’re being attacked,” said Capt. Dustin Kouba, a special victims counsel attorney. “I feel like I’m almost defending them ... I’m like their big brother.”

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MEMORIAL DAY 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., took time over Memorial Day weekend to remember the fallen.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 31, 2013

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65.  What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65.  Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors.  However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Community Happenings – May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2013

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark ‘Glow Ball’: Don’t be afraid of the dark ‘glow ball’ tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course. Registration opens at 5:30p.m. June 7, shotgun start will be at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Veronica at 702-998-2374. Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: The Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted  May 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Combating stress

Posted  May 24, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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