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  • Service members get adopted by Las Vegas community

    With the sacrifices service members have to make, whether being deployed or learning the lay of the land of a new duty station, it is always helpful to have someone there to help with challenges they may face.Service members have the opportunity to be 'adopted' by a family in the Las Vegas community by signing up at adoptaserviceman.com. This
  • A joint effort: Army and Air Force engineers partner for Global Response mission

    The roar of the aircraft's engines was heard from the ground, but not so much as a shadow could be seen through the thick, grey haze. As the sound passed overhead, one thing was clear; the C-17 Hercules' 1,250-foot altitude was well above the cloud ceiling. Certainly this meant the operation had been scratched.Air Force engineers assigned to 820th
  • From Big Apple to Las Vegas: Lajes Airman realizes Thunderbirds dream

    Riding in his father's New York City taxi cab as a young boy, Gustavo Cifuentes saw an Air Force Thunderbird for the first time. To his surprise, the uniquely styled F-16 wasn't flying overhead, but rather on static display on one of the city's most famous streets. "The Thunderbirds somehow managed to get one of their aircraft on Park Avenue. They
  • Start home-based business by providing family child care

    Changing diapers, creating meal plans, conducting learning sessions and making playtime fun are just some of the many tasks family child care providers take on. The FCC program exists to help military spouses create their own businesses at a very minimal cost to them.Requirements for becoming a child care provider are not as complicated as some
  • FSS activities offer military community great opportunities, savings

    The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are an attractive and alluring sight for Airmen stationed here, but it's not the only place for fun activities and entertainment. There are many facilities on base that offer incredible deals and programs, but they need the community's support to keep them open.Arts and crafts and the community centers offer
  • Active-shooter exercise catches participants off guard

    It happens so fast. "Even when you know there is an active shooter bearing down on you, and you've spent most of an evening preparing yourself, you can't really react," said 1st Lt. Melissa Baird, a 99th Medical Operational Squadron gastroenterology nurse. "I was more scared than I expected and couldn't do anything during the exercise."The 99th
  • Airman gives nudge toward classics modeling while helping charity

    Military members often help their local communities with volunteer work, but one Nellis Airman is aiding her favorite charities as an old-fashioned pin-up model.Staff Sgt. Destini English, 99th Medical Operation Squadron mental health flight technician, is using her off-duty time to take place in 1930s, 40s and 50s-style photography and contests to
  • What We See But Don’t Understand

    Being a first term Airmen and an air traffic control apprentice at Nellis AFB is no easy task. Even with over a hundred hours of training, it's very easy to forget that the tiny aircraft targets seen on the radar screen are actually massive aircraft, each with more components and intricate parts then the entire room of equipment used to execute the
  • Seminar teaches Airmen to develop bulletproof minds

    Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Grossman presented his Bulletproof Mind lecture to approximately 150 Nellis Airmen Aug. 18, 2011, in the base theater at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.Grossman, a former Airborne Ranger infantry officer and paratrooper and author of "On Killing," "On Combat," and a number of other literary works related to the topic he
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