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Senior Airman Lester Cooper, Airman 1st Class Jonathan Taka and Senior Airman Alexander Hamlin, 820th Red Horse construction equipment operators,  visit the Adopt A Serviceman website to sign up to become adopted service members March 2, at the Adopt a Serviceman event held at Silverton Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nev. The AAS program initially was created to support military members who are deployed or about to be deployed. Its mission now is to reach all service members no matter if they’re deployed or at home station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte) Service members get adopted by Las Vegas community
With the sacrifices service members have to make, whether being deployed or learning the lay of the land of a new duty station, it is always helpful to have someone there to help with challenges they may face.Service members have the opportunity to be 'adopted' by a family in the Las Vegas community by signing up at adoptaserviceman.com. This
0 3/06
2013
Air Force paratroopers help each other don their equipment prior to an airborne operation, Feb. 23. Airmen assigned to 820th RED HORSE Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., traveled to Fort Bragg, N.C., to conduct the airborne operation and airfield maintenance training with 161st Engineer Company, 27th Eng. Battalion, 20th Eng. Brigade. Both units will be augmenting 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division for the Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 27-March 9, as well as supporting 2BCTs Global Response Force mission. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kissta DiGregorio) A joint effort: Army and Air Force engineers partner for Global Response mission
The roar of the aircraft's engines was heard from the ground, but not so much as a shadow could be seen through the thick, grey haze. As the sound passed overhead, one thing was clear; the C-17 Hercules' 1,250-foot altitude was well above the cloud ceiling. Certainly this meant the operation had been scratched.Air Force engineers assigned to 820th
0 2/27
2013
Staff Sgt. Gustavo Cifuentes, 65th Operations Support Squadron Transient Alert / Crash Recovery technician, updates a status log for aircraft accountability on the flight line after the landing of a German C-160 at Lajes Field Feb. 5. Cifuentes, who first saw an Air Force Thunderbird while riding in his father’s New York City taxi cab as a young boy, has been selected to join the Thunderbirds later this year.  The Thunderbirds have performed and represented all Air Force Airmen since the team’s inception in 1953. (Photo by Lucas Silva) From Big Apple to Las Vegas: Lajes Airman realizes Thunderbirds dream
Riding in his father's New York City taxi cab as a young boy, Gustavo Cifuentes saw an Air Force Thunderbird for the first time. To his surprise, the uniquely styled F-16 wasn't flying overhead, but rather on static display on one of the city's most famous streets. "The Thunderbirds somehow managed to get one of their aircraft on Park Avenue. They
0 2/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Start home-based business by providing family child care
Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program exists to help military spouses create their own businesses at a very minimal cost to them.Requirements for becoming a child care provider are not as complicated as some
0 2/20
2013
An IS7000 engraving machine engraves details into a piece of metal for a retirement plaque Feb. 19, 2013, at the arts and crafts center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The machine can engrave many items such as name tags and retirement, promotion and award plaques. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard) FSS activities offer military community great opportunities, savings
The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it's not the only place for fun activities and entertainment. There are many facilities on base that offer incredible deals and programs, but they need the community's support to keep them open.Arts and crafts and the community centers offer
0 2/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Active-shooter exercise catches participants off guard
It happens so fast. "Even when you know there is an active shooter bearing down on you, and you've spent most of an evening preparing yourself, you can't really react," said 1st Lt. Melissa Baird, a 99th Medical Operational Squadron gastroenterology nurse. "I was more scared than I expected and couldn't do anything during the exercise."The 99th
0 2/01
2013
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Destini English, 99th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, poses as her alter-ego, Jaynee Lou Jeepers, during a photo shoot Aug. 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. English is involved with charity organizations, such as Pin-Ups for Vets and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards) Airman gives nudge toward classics modeling while helping charity
Military members often help their local communities with volunteer work, but one Nellis Airman is aiding her favorite charities as an old-fashioned pin-up model.Staff Sgt. Destini English, 99th Medical Operation Squadron mental health flight technician, is using her off-duty time to take place in 1930s, 40s and 50s-style photography and contests to
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2012
Default Air Force Logo What We See But Don’t Understand
Being a first term Airmen and an air traffic control apprentice at Nellis AFB is no easy task. Even with over a hundred hours of training, it's very easy to forget that the tiny aircraft targets seen on the radar screen are actually massive aircraft, each with more components and intricate parts then the entire room of equipment used to execute the
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2012
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Grossman presents his Bulletproof Mind lecture to approximately 150 Nellis Airmen Aug. 18, 2011, in the base theater at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Grossman, author of "On Killing" and "On Combat," spoke to the Airmen about how external sources can negatively affect the minds of military personnel and what military personnel can do to "bulletproof" their minds against such adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephanie Rubi/Released) Seminar teaches Airmen to develop bulletproof minds
Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Grossman presented his Bulletproof Mind lecture to approximately 150 Nellis Airmen Aug. 18, 2011, in the base theater at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.Grossman, a former Airborne Ranger infantry officer and paratrooper and author of "On Killing," "On Combat," and a number of other literary works related to the topic he
0 9/08
2011
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