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Month of the Military Child

by Michelle Taylor — April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. You see them every day; they are playing with your children, on sports teams, serving as volunteer. They are shopping, they are dining, they are attending school, or playing at the park. They look like your child, they laugh, they cry,…

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NAS Fallon Holds Combined Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson, Naval Air Station Fallon Public Affairs NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. – Naval Air Station Fallon held a change of command and retirement ceremony in Hangar Seven, March 15. During the ceremony Capt. Evan Morrison, from Chatham, Ill, relieved Capt. David Halloran, who retired after 27…

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NAS Fallon Generates $517 Million in Local Economy

by Rachel Dahl — Captain David Halloran gave his last presentation to the community on Wednesday at the Churchill Economic Development Authority Business Council breakfast. He retires from the Navy after 27 years, and officially hands over the base to Captain Evan Morrison at the Change of Command today. Referring to Naval Air Station Fallon…

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Critical Housing Situation for NAS Fallon

by Leanna Lehman —  Finding affordable housing to rent has become incredibly difficult in the Fallon area. With rental prices escalating and a shortage in homes available to purchase, Naval Air Station Fallon personnel and their families face serious challenges when faced with finding housing. Impacting local renters and incoming military personnel alike, various factors…

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Comments Due February 14th on the Navy EIS

By Rachel Dahl —  Valentine’s Day celebrations could be held up this year by a flurry of last minute efforts to submit comments on the Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement for their plan to modernize the Fallon Range Training Complex.  The comment period was extended in December, and ends this coming Thursday, February 14th. Known…

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Fighting Saints Hold Change of Command

By LT Matt Gottschalk, VFC-13 Public Affairs The “Saints” of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 13 held an aerial change of command ceremony in the sky above Naval Air Station Fallon January 31. Cmdr. Andrew Craig relieved Cmdr. Brandon Harjer as commanding officer. The ceremony marked the thirty-fourth change of command in the squadron’s history since…

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NAS Fallon Longhorns Rescue Lost Snowshoer

By LT Cary Lawson NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, NEV. — An 80-year-old snowshoer was found and rescued by a Navy helicopter after spending the night in the snowy Sierra Mountains southeast of Lake Tahoe. On the evening of 6 January, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) received a 911 call from an 80-year-old snowshoer who…

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