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  • Tattoos: Good, bad, permanent

    Tattoos are becoming more commonplace in today's society and therefore in the Air Force, which makes it important for Airmen to know what they are getting into before making a decision that will last a lifetime.Getting a tattoo can be a great way for someone to commemorate a moment in life that they find important or to help express that person's
  • Look before you cross

    Clark County has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the country, and death rates have been rising the past two years.In 2013, 60 pedestrians were struck and killed in Clark County, a shocking average of one death every six days. Beyond the 60 fatalities, dozens more were injured, including jaywalking incidents as well as pedestrians
  • Respect nature’s power

    Many Nellis AFB Airmen enjoy taking in the beauty of nature outside of the Las Vegas area. Two of the most popular destinations for experiencing nature are Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston. While both of these sites offer incredible hiking and breathtaking views, it is important to remember the risks associated with hiking in this
  • Stray animals, pests find shelter from summer heat

    With the summer months fast approaching, stray animals and vermin will begin to appear around work place buildings and homes. These animals are coming into and around offices and houses to escape the heat and find water. There are specific types of vermin that are more common than others in the dry Las Vegas climate."[With regard to what people
  • Summer driving: make it safe driving

    Every year parents have to bury their children, wives become widows and families are devastated because of vehicle accidents on Nevada's roadways.Summer brings a number of factors that escalate the risk of being in an accident. Of the accidents in Nevada no other county compares to the amount in Clark County annually. This makes it important to
  • Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS

    With the Critical Days of Summer campaign in full swing, motorcycle safety once again becomes a major focus throughout the Air Force. Here at Nellis, motorcycle riders often flock to the streets in droves after the winter months to take in Southern Nevada's beautiful scenery and ideal riding weather. However, the influx of motorcyclists brings
  • Proper protection; no brainer

    Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury.A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. According to the Brain Injury Association of

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