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  • 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
  • Fall safety tips

    With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, there are things we all need to do to prepare ourselves, our families and our homes for the fall season.First of all, everyone should check and replace batteries in smoke detectors prior to turning on the heater, furnace, or using the fireplace for the first time of the season. In addition, it's a good
  • Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

    The Nellis community is happy to have you, your family and friends attend a free open house scheduled for Nov. 8 and 9.Every effort will be made to expedite your entry and exit to the base during the air show. There will be security checkpoints set up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where shuttles will pick up from parking areas and prior to
  • October is Energy Action Month: ‘I am Air Force Energy’

    Summer has come to a close, and we're all looking forward to more tolerable temperatures in the coming weeks. Even better news -- this means your power bill is likely to go down.But if you think you pay a lot for energy, imagine paying Nellis' bill of approximately $1 million per month! It's money that could be spent on our Airmen, their readiness,
  • OPSEC: Everyone’s responsibility

    Everyone who's been around the military has heard the term Operations Security, or OPSEC, but do they really know what it means? Many people think OPSEC is all about classified information, when the opposite is true; OPSEC targets critical and sensitive unclassified information.OPSEC is a fundamental principle of the Air Force's Security Program
  • 99th CONS delivers millions in FY 14

    The 99th Contracting Squadron closed out a banner year on Sept. 30 for the Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range executing $175 million in the base central acquisition and contract performance management program in fiscal year 2014. Working with a broad variety of customers, the men and women of 99th CONS were
  • Physician Assistants Week 2014: Celebrating 47 years of compassion, excellence

    You've seen us in your family's doctor's office, in your local emergency room, and perhaps even in the operating room. When that smiling medical provider introduces themselves as a physician assistant, or PA, who and what exactly are you meeting? The PA is a nationally certified, state-licensed medical professional that traces their roots back to
  • Importance of solid workplace safety practices

    Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you're not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork. However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown out light bulbs, floor dips, and non-illuminated exit signs. A
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