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  • New commander says Hello to Nellis

    Even as he continues to unpack moving boxes, Col. Michael Bartley, 99th Air Base Wing commander, has had his mind on Nellis’ mission since the day he took command, March 17th. From the security forces guarding the gates to the cooks in the flight kitchen, Colonel Bartley said, everyone plays a critical role at Nellis. “The bottom line is, everyone
  • Terrorism: more than just al-Qaeda may be in your back yard

    In the wake of the attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001, the Department of Defense implemented new initiatives to thwart future attacks on U.S. soil. These preventive measures were called “threat conditions.” It wasn’t until 2004 when the Defense Department revamped threatcon procedures into what we know now as Force Protection Conditions, or
  • Nellis nurses to become certified sexual-assault examiners

    For many, sexual assault is more than a statistic, it’s a reality. Sexual assault destroys the victims’ trust and leaves them feeling helpless and isolated, said 2nd Lt. Tiffany Reich, 99th Medical Group clinical emergency room nurse at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital. As part of the Air Force’s revised sexual-assault prevention guidelines,
  • NASCAR fever streaks through Nellis

    The NASCAR Busch series and Nextel Cup series visited Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend, and Nellis played a part in their success. From gate closures and traffic routing to flyovers and identification checking, Nellis pitched in and made it a weekend to remember. Nellis closed the main and north gates, along Las Vegas Boulevard to aid in the
  • Air Force motorcycle riders need training

    Thrilling. Exhilarating. Blood-pumping.Just a few words motorcyclists use to describe their hobby, but without the proper training and use of safety techniques, it can be described using a different word – deadly. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, sales of motorcycles and scooters rose 8 percent January through March compared to 2005.

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