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Patrons at the Airman’s Attic look through the store’s inventory on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 18,2015. The Airman’s Attic is a volunteer-based organization where Airmen of all ranks can turn in or pick up military uniform items, and Airmen E-5 and below can score anything from a book to a TV; all for free. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Airman’s Attic provides free items, goods
More often than not, an attic is usually the place where unused items slowly collect dust until they are forgotten.However, that's not the case for this attic. Three times a week, this attic is full of hustle and bustle and one can often spot mothers exchanging outgrown children's clothing, active-duty members turning in two stripes for three, and
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2015
Nathan Lee, Las Vegas Blues team member, bunts during a baseball game in Las Vegas, June 14, 2015. The Blues consists of 13 players, 12 of whom are Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Las Vegas Blues bring ‘America’s Pastime’ to Airmen
When growing up, baseball or softball is a sport many parents push their children into. As time goes on, some move on to another sport, but some children keep playing all the way through high school or even college.At Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen who gave up the sport they loved to serve their country and newcomers who want to try their hand at
0 6/18
2015
Senior Airman Nicholas Tendam, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment technician, fills a mobility bag with equipment at the installation deployment center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 10, 2015. The mission of the installation deployment  center is to is to notify units when taskings are received from Air Combat Command to support combatant commanders downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) IDC helps Airmen prepare for deployment
With Nellis and Creech AFBs being a high-operations tempo bases, both installations see a large contingency of Airmen deploy throughout the year from all units around the bases.The 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron's installation deployment center personnel are always ready to support Airmen who are about to deploy."The mission of the deployment
0 6/11
2015
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., will be hosting events to spread awareness about the importance of the month and recognize the struggles individuals have faced because of their sexual orientation. On Sept. 20, 2011, the "don’t ask, don’t tell" repeal went into full implementation allowing lesbians, gays and bisexuals serving in the U.S Armed Forces to serve openly. (Courtesy photo) LGBT month teaches love, not hate
Integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do are the core values every Airman lives by. It's hard to be a person of integrity if you're unable to live openly and honestly with who you are.President Barack Obama issued Proclamation No. 8387 for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month in 2009. However, lenience wouldn't
0 6/10
2015
Tech. Sgt. Aileen Boyd, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron NCO in charge of household goods and passenger travel, provides an Airman information for their permanent change of station at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 3, 2015. Included on the sheet is information regarding move.mil, where Airmen will find all the information needed to accomplish a successful PCS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Household goods make it home through TMO
Permanent change of station moves can take a toll on Airmen and their families.A few examples of things they often deal with during these frenzied times include packing up household belongings, which can take days to complete, or wondering how they will adjust to a new location and making new friends."Stressful things people PCSing can see are not
0 6/09
2015
Airman 1st Class Jourdan Sutton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operator, checks the flight schedule at the air terminal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26, 2015. Space-available flights are available to veterans, Guard, Reserve and active-duty service members. Dependents must be accompanied by their sponsor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Space-A: No cost for Airmen, dependents, retirees
There are many different options for planning a vacation. Whether it be taking a cruise on the open blue waters, driving cross country with best friends or jetting off to a place that existed only in a dream.If you are looking to fly away while on leave, then space-available flights could provide a money-saving option."Space-A travel allows for
0 6/02
2015
Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, conducts a fuel test at the fuels compound on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 20, 2015. Costante, who plans on competing in his first bodybuilding competition July 4, has been a fuels laboratory technician at Nellis AFB for over five years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) Airman dreams of becoming Mr. Olympia
The solid sound of metal on metal clashes, causing a loud ring; sweat rolls down foreheads and groans from those exerting all they have to complete a seemingly simple task -- weightlifting -- can be heard throughout the gym. Senior Airman Vincent Costante, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory technician, is among those that call the
0 5/28
2015
Staff Sgt. Josiah Santiago, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment journeyman, calls in a fork lift to lift and place a boulder into position as part of a “Dirt Boyz” project at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 19. Dirt Boyz are in charge of all heavy equipment on base which include dump trucks, fork lifts, loaders, excavators, bulldozers, bobcats, graders and cranes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) 'Dirt Boyz': More than earth movers, shakers
The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron's heavy equipment operators, known as the "Dirt Boyz," provide heavy lifting to Nellis Air Force Base."Heavy equipment" is a blanket term used for the numerous types of construction machines in the Air Force: cranes, bulldozers, front end loaders, backhoes, graders, dredges, hoists, drills, pumps and compressors are
0 5/21
2015
Senior Airman Wyland Wacaser, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal journeyman, operates the F6A robot by picking up an inert unexploded ordnance on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13, 2015. Airmen at EOD can work alongside the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police and  Fire Departments if there is any military ordnance or if advice is wanted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter) IEDs, UXOs no problem for EOD
Whenever an unexploded ordnance is found on base, a perimeter is set and a safety checklist is initiated. At the top of the list is to call the explosive ordnance disposal team to assess the situation and take care of the job.Airmen assigned to the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD team have the training to stop any threat that could be posed by an
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2015
Participants in the Professional Golfers’ Association of America Hope Program practice their swing at the driving range on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 14, 2015. The PGA Hope Program is designed to help introduce or reintroduce disabled veterans to golf and help them work around any physical limitations they might have. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle) Disabled veterans discover 'Hope' through golf program
Losing a part of yourself, literally or figuratively, can be hard to imagine. Being confined to a wheelchair, not being able to get around without the use of a walker, or struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder is a harsh reality many disabled veterans face every day.Through the Professional Golfers' Association of America Hope Program,
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2015
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