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  • Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

    The first Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, and was introduced by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day in the U.S.Across the Air Force today, installations are taking aggressive strides for a common goal: pollution prevention,
  • Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives

    "Button your lip! Loose talk can cost lives," was an operations security propaganda phrase used during World War II which still rings true today. It now goes beyond just buttoning your lips to include "zipping up" your social media sites.Safe web-browsing practices and OPSEC awareness are the best mitigation strategies for protecting critical
  • JEPAC partners with Patriots during Red Flag 15-2

    The Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat unit integrated into Red Flag 15-2 to partner with exercise participants here, March 2 through 13.JEPAC partners with all branches of the U.S. military and the combatant commands to identify joint electromagnetic spectrum capability gaps and vulnerabilities. Additionally, JEPAC supports
  • Red light special

    So there I was in my early 90s sedan. I was sitting at the red light directly outside of the base driving towards West Craig to start my commute home after a long day of work.  The very moment the light turned green, I noticed oncoming traffic didn't stop. I looked up and I clearly saw that my light was green; meaning their light has to be red,
  • On war, football: Sun Tzu, Bill Belichick conversation

    Sun Tzu, the legendary Chinese military general, lived over two thousand years ago. He's best known for his famous book "The Art of War" -- a masterpiece that endures today as a crafty reference guide, applicable not only to war fighting, but also many other pursuits.If "The Art of Football" is to be written, Bill Belichick, head coach of the New
  • Diversity is Biomedical Sciences Corps strength

    The Biomedical Sciences Corps will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Order CA-5, which established the Air Force Medical Services Biomedical Sciences Corps, here Jan. 28.Many Airmen, new and seasoned, are unfamiliar with the five distinct branches of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service corps, which includes the Nurse Corps, Medical Corps,
  • Holiday Safety Wish

    Ready or not the holiday season is here.  You can find the signs everywhere; newspaper advertisements promoting sales, stores decorated in glitter and trim, lawn ornaments, and window lights flashing holiday message--Tis' the season to be jolly.  People are starting to make plans for shopping, entertainment and travel to visit family and
  • Chaplains help build relationships

    Relationships come and go -- personal and professional -- yet some of them are too precious, or important, and are worth fighting for when the going gets rough. Many people come to military chaplains with their pains, worries and hardships."I feel misunderstood.""My best friend and I just don't connect anymore.""Is my marriage over?""Will I ever
  • Running past anxiety

    I have never been a skilled runner. I've always wanted to be; however in my mind, running was an anxiety filled, sweat-stained horror.Distance running has always been a dreaded activity for me. I always felt inadequate, uncoordinated and humiliated for finishing last. I'd rarely been the champion of battling away the pessimistic thoughts that ran
  • Our quest for zero

    Day in, and day out, we try to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the Nellis AFB mission; from the airmen basic replacing a sink facet to a colonel flying a training sortie, we all have some part in fulfilling this mission. The question is, how safe do each of us complete our part?On average, the 99th Air Base Wing Safety Office investigates one

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