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Children play a board game at the 99th Force Support Squadron Youth Center June 5, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Children ages 6 to 12 are eligible for full day child care at the youth center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) Molding youth into excellence
As summer shines on Nellis AFB the 99th Force Support Squadron Youth Center moves into full swing. For children ages 6 to 18 the youth center provides a safe and fun learning environment throughout the summer."We are here to provide a safe learning environment for our children where they can grow socially and academically. We provide different
0 6/11
2014
Default Air Force Logo FitFamily provides families tools for success
It's that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination.To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle. More than 20,000 family
0 6/09
2014
Tom Skancke, CEO and President of the regional development authority for
Southern Nevada, now known as the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
attended the National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base on behalf of
the State of Nevada and Nellis AFB May 6 through 8. Skancke is recognized as
one of the top transportation strategists in the United States. (Courtesy
Photo) 
Nevada civic leader attends NSF
Thomas Skancke, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance attended the 2014 National Security Forum held at Maxwell Air Force Base May 6 through 8.According to the NSF factsheet, these conferences, hosted by the Air War College, have helped bridge the gap between influential civic leaders and senior military
0 6/09
2014
Summer brings a number of factors to escalate the risk of being in an accident. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the highest casualty factor for traffic accidents in 2012 was "improper driving" followed by "excessive speed." Accident can’t always be avoided, but taking some extra precautions such as buckling up and staying focused on the road can make the difference between a near miss, injury or even death. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young) Summer driving: make it safe driving
Every year parents have to bury their children, wives become widows and families are devastated because of vehicle accidents on Nevada's roadways.Summer brings a number of factors that escalate the risk of being in an accident. Of the accidents in Nevada no other county compares to the amount in Clark County annually. This makes it important to
0 6/03
2014
Service members receive instruction during the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Riders Course May 29, 2014 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The three-day course provides extensive motorcycle training and is mandatory for anyone wanting to ride a motorcycle on or off base.   (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS
With the Critical Days of Summer campaign in full swing, motorcycle safety once again becomes a major focus throughout the Air Force. Here at Nellis, motorcycle riders often flock to the streets in droves after the winter months to take in Southern Nevada's beautiful scenery and ideal riding weather. However, the influx of motorcyclists brings
0 6/02
2014
Anyone can become a victim of a sexual assault or an unwanted advance. If an individual does not feel comfortable in their workplace because of an assault or unwanted advance, they may become distracted from effectively completing their mission. If you are the recipient of an unwanted advance, report it to your chain of command. To report a sexual assault, call the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator reporting line at (702) 652-7272. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Keeping workplace relations appropriate is crucial to overall Airman wellness, readiness
Editor's Note: This feature is the third of a three part series highlighting areas vital to the overall wellbeing of Airmen.Today's Airmen face many challenges in both their personal lives and the workplace. Having to worry about feeling safe from unwanted advances or sexual assault should not be one of those challenges. In addition to being
0 5/30
2014
Financial stability and preparedness mean one less distraction Airmen have to face while completing their mission. The Airman and Family Readiness Center has resources available to Airmen on Nellis Air Force Base seeking assistance with managing their finances. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Financial stability key to battle ready Airmen
Editor's Note: This feature is the second of a three part series highlighting vital to the overall wellbeing of Airmen.Every day Airmen will face a challenge while completing their mission. The fewer distractions they have, the more effective warriors they will be. Being financially stable and properly managing one's money is one less distraction
0 5/20
2014
Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13, 2014. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he was flying a training mission over the Atlantic Ocean in August 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika) Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision
As part of the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron here, Capt. Gregory Farrell is responsible for testing new hardware, software and munitions in an operational environment before the equipment can be accepted into the Air Force inventory.However, back in August 2013, Farrell, an F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, was
0 5/14
2014
Physical resilience, is one of the four pillars of the U.S. Air Force Comprehensive Airman Fitness program, it is vital to the overall wellbeing of today’s Airmen.  Physical resilience includes not only actively exercising, but also proper nutrition and healthy sleeping habits. For more information on how to increase physical fitness through proper exercise, diet and sleep habits, contact the Health and Wellness Center at 702-653-3375.  (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler) Resilience vital to Airmen’s overall wellbeing
Editor's Note: This feature is the first of a three part series highlighting vital elements for the overall wellbeing of Airmen.Every day, Airmen face challenges ranging from miniscule work related tasks to important family concerns. Without the proper tools to manage the stress these challenges can cause, it may hinder workplace performance.One of
0 5/09
2014
Carlos Del Valle, right, 99th Force Support Squadron outdoor recreation trip program director, assists Lupe Asta and Tech. Sgt. Luis Martinez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, with renting a boat from outdoor recreations May 2, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.  Outdoor Recreations just received new equipment to include two EVO 19.5 foot travel trailers, a Swift travel trailer, fishing and pontoon boat, five hybrid bikes and two utility trailers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster) Outdoor Recreation provides services for summer fun
Whether you want to do some camping or go boating this summer, The 99th Force Support Squadron Outdoor Recreation has what you need to have an exciting adventure. They are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Outdoor Recreation provides many services around the base to include equipment rental, small engine repair for lawn mowers and
0 5/06
2014
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