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Stay fit: Be physically prepared Stay fit: Be physically prepared
Stay fit: Be physically prepared

Being physically fit is part of being in the military. Make sure you are physically prepared by warming up and doing recovery exercises. Staying physically fit may be a challenge and there are risks involved but being prepared will help with staying fit to fight. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Timothy Young)
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Posted: 8/20/2014

Community Outreach Hosts Honorary Commander Induction CeremonyCommunity Outreach Hosts Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony
Community Outreach Hosts Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony

Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to attendees of the Honorary Commander Induction Ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 7, 2014. The goal of the honorary commander program is to acquaint community leaders with the missions here at Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Posted: 8/13/2014

Wake up: Don't drive while tiredWake up: Don't drive while tired
Wake up: Don't drive while tired

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year. This equals to 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. Although there are many studies about driving while fatigued, there are no tests to determine if a person is tired like there is for drinking and driving. Airmen are reminded to get enough sleep so they are not tired behind the wheel. Don’t become another statistic! (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Posted: 8/6/2014

Grilling: prevent damage and injury by keeping it safeGrilling: prevent damage and injury by keeping it safe
Grilling: prevent damage and injury by keeping it safe

Every summer, people across the country get out their grills to barbeque food. Along with this fun tradition comes many potential fire and other safety hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, gas grills constitute a higher fire risk and between 2007 and 2011, they were involved in an annual average of 7,200 home fires. In December 2012, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Hannah Storm was badly burned while grilling. The NFPA website stated Storm suffered first and second-degree burns on her face, neck, chest and hands when she attempted to re-ignite a flame after the wind had blown it out and caused propane gas to pool and become an explosion hazard. The NFPA suggests these safety tips: propane gas and charcoal grills should only be used outdoors. The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Keep children and pets away from the grill area. Never leave your grill unattended. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)
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Posted: 7/30/2014

CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AirmenCMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Airman Christian Inman, 57th Maintenance Squadron munitions system apprentice, speaks to Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody July 18, 2014, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Chief Cody is the 17th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AirmenCMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Staff Sgt. Julie Sabin, 99th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, speaks to Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody, and his wife, retired Chief Master Sergeant Athena Cody, about her job and the various tasks she performs. Chief Cody represents the highest enlisted level of leadership and provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests. He serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

CMSAF Cody visits Nellis AirmenCMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen
CMSAF Cody visits Nellis Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody speaks to 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Airmen about surveying equipment July 17, 2014, during a visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cody visited various units to experience first hand how Airmen in different career fields carry out their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

Don't risk it, avoid being a statisticDon't risk it, avoid being a statistic
Don't risk it, avoid being a statistic

As summer temperatures soar into the high 100s, vacations and road trips are becoming more necessary in order to escape the blistering heat. It is important to remember to be fully prepared before driving any kind of distance. According to the National Highway Traffic safety Administrations website, even well-maintained vehicles can break down. Before getting on the road it is important to check the vehicles fluids, tires, and lights to make sure it is safe to drive. It is also important to make sure all the necessary items are available in order to ensure a safe trip such as; an emergency phone, first aid kit, spare tire and a full tank of gas. Members of the Nellis Air Force Base community are encouraged to take all of these precautionary steps to have a safe travel. (U.S. Air Force illustration by A1C Rachael Loftis)
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Posted: 7/23/2014

Sports bring esprit de corps to Nellis communitySports bring esprit de corps to Nellis community
Sports bring esprit de corps to Nellis community

Intramural sports are a good way to take control of one’s fitness. Participating in intramural sports offers active duty, dependents and retirees the opportunity to compete with other members of the Nellis community. There are currently five coed intramural sports offered annually; flag football, basketball, softball, golf as well as volleyball. For more information on intramural sports, contact the Warrior Fitness Center at 702-652-4891. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Rachael Loftis)
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Posted: 7/16/2014

Swimming safety serious every single summerSwimming safety serious every single summer
Swimming safety serious every single summer

Airmen are reminded to take all precautionary swimming safety steps prior to jumping in the pool, lake or ocean this summer. According to the National Safety Council, preparation is important for all sporting activities, but especially for swimming since drowning accounts for approximately 3,500 deaths every year. Airmen should also refrain from swimming intoxicated as alcohol can affect judgment and body temperature, impairing one’s ability to swim. Children must also be closely monitored around the water, because one in five drowning victims are children 14 years old and younger. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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Posted: 7/15/2014

Nellis to add another large solar plantNellis to add another large solar plant
Nellis to add another large solar plant

The solar photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is the largest solar photovoltaic array in the United States. There are plans to expand the 14-megawatt solar power production at the base. The Air Force recently signed a lease with Nevada Energy to add a 19-megawatt solar array. Together the projects will provide 42 percent of the energy needed to power Nellis. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 7/14/2014

Hope for best, prepare for worstHope for best, prepare for worst
Hope for best, prepare for worst

Death and tragedy can be an unexpected consequence of everyday life. It is important to be prepared for the unexpected by taking every precaution, such as creating a Will. A Will is a is a legal document used to dispose of personal property at death and can also name people to do important jobs, such as allocating personal representatives or executor of one’s estate. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis)
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Posted: 7/8/2014

    

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