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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted April 15, 2016 by 99th Medical Group

New urgent care pilot program for Prime Beneficiaries To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted April 15, 2016 by

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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DoD

Air Force Retirees, National Guardsman win big in Exchange’s Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made wishes come true for three grand-prize winners of the worldwide MILITARY STAR Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes—and for one retiree, the prize was a way of saying “thank  you” for sacrifices made decades ago. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Jones, retired…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
Local

Piecing puzzles together, RPAs provide crucial CAP capabilities: Flying missions

Posted April 8, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The aircraft is ready to fly, the ground control stations (GCS) are up and running, and the crews have been briefed. Now, it’s time to fly the remotely piloted aircraft.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
Salutes & Awards

Everybody loves Ramos

Posted April 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

What is it to be a hero? When hearing this word one probably automatically associates it with ‘super’ in front of it or pictures a caped crusader. One tends to lose sight that there are real-life heroes performing brave acts every day, but what defines what it really means to be a hero?

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Commentary

Courage to Continue: Theme of 2016 National Prayer Breakfast

Posted April 8, 2016 by Chap. (Maj.) Tam L. Cookson

“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Sir Winston Churchill, English statesman It takes courage to live life. After all, life is unpredictable. Sometimes life doesn’t go as expected. Sometimes it doesn’t follow our plan. Sometimes it isn’t all we hoped for. This military life…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Olivia Dominique
Commentary

Stunned by gun: Airman shocks away fear

Posted April 8, 2016 by By Airman Daniel Snider

“Taser, Taser, Taser,” is all I heard moments before suffering the worst pain I’ve ever put my body through. Instantly, 50,000 volts of electricity surged from one prong touching my shoulder, through my torso, and to the other prong placed at the back of my hip.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

555th RHS pivotal in new firehouse construction

Posted April 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Located in the desert of Area 2 on the northeast side of Nellis AFB, the 555th RED HORSE Squadron is a small reserve unit that works with the 820th RHS to accomplish a much larger mission whether it’s on the installation or during a worldwide deployment.

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mosquito
Health & Safety

Public Health Flight to install new traps that capture virus carrying mosquito

Posted April 8, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An environmental health specialist from the Southern Nevada Health District briefs Airmen from the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron on various traps that will be used to capture mosquitos carrying pathogens including the zika virus, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 1. Entomology, or the…

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Air Force

Mq-1B Predator accident report released

Posted April 8, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — Inadvertant entry into clouds coinciding with momentary loss of satellite link caused the crash of an MQ-1B Predator Sept. 24, 2015, according to an Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released March 31. The aircraft was operating in an undisclosed area at the time of the mishap. The board president found,…

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