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CATM puts shots on target

Posted August 21, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Lying down in the Nevada desert on a blistering summer afternoon, palms sweaty and adrenaline running throughout the body, you hear “contact front!” Breathing heavily, a slow release of air drains from the lungs and you pull on a sliver of brass, ejecting a bullet on a one-way trip to its destination.

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Shaw tirelessly maintains Wild Weasels during Red Flag 15-4

Posted August 21, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Ashley Grugin, a maintainer assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintanence Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., changes a landing gear tire on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Maintainers are responsible for and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted August 21, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Where can I get a breast pump? And where can I get breast pump supplies? A: You can get a breast pump and/or pump supplies from any: • Network or durable medical equipment provider (contact your TRICARE contractor) • Commissary (run by the Defense Commissary Agency) • Post Exchange, Base Exchange, or Station Exchange…

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Community Happenings – August 21, 2015

Posted August 21, 2015 by

eReceipts a hit with military shoppers From the Army & Air Force Exchange Service DALLAS — Since its launch two years ago, approximately 334,000 military shoppers who prefer the ease and organization that an electronic receipt provides have skipped the paper and had documentation of their transaction emailed to them when shopping at the Exchange….

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Overcoming all odds: Airman defeats toughest adversary yet

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

He awoke on a frigid Washington, D.C., morning completely blind and was rushed through the cold snow-laden streets in a furious sprint to the hospital.

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TTP lessons learned are crucial for successful missions

Posted August 14, 2015 by 561st Joint Tactics Squadron

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Having the most up-to-date information on how tactics are executed is critical to the Air Force and is an important mission of the 561st Joint Tactics Squadron here. In addition to numerous tactics, techniques and procedures, the 561st JTS has published many flash and tactical bulletins, ranging from use…

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CAF app puts power in your hands

Posted August 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Comprehensive Airman Fitness can be described as a tool to teach Airmen about the four pillars of resiliency. Once a quarter, the mental, physical, spiritual and social categories are thoroughly explained through group activities and discussions. There is now a way to take that knowledge on the go using…

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MOFMC offers services for breastfeeding moms

Posted August 14, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Often times, active duty moms can find themselves struggling to provide nourishment for their child due to time constraints, lack of support, stress, or just the constant tug and pull of military life. With the month of August designated as National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical…

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Seeing things unseen by human eyes (Photo essay)

Posted August 14, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Joey Mabrey, a contractor with the 57th Maintanence Group, looks for abnormalities on and around an aircraft part using an eddy current, at the Nondestructive Inspection Laboratory on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 11. Mabrey uses the information received during the current to find…

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Posted August 14, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: What breast pump supplies are covered? A: TRICARE covers: • Standard power adapters • Tubing and tubing adaptors • Locking rings • Bottles • Bottle caps • Shield/splash protectors • Storage bags • Up to two breast pump kits per birth event TRICARE doesn’t cover (unless part of a breast pump kit): • Breast pump…

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