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Check it at the gate

Posted October 12, 2012 by By 99th Security Forces Squadron

Due to several requests for information regarding on base firearms policies as well as those off base, we want to better educate our military and civilian members and their families about Local, State, and Federal firearms laws.

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Air Force aims to curtail electronic cigarette use

Posted March 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

Every time an individual inhales smoke from a cigarette, they’re actually ingesting more than 4,000 chemicals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, some of these chemicals, if taken alone in high enough quantities, have the potential to kill.

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Air Force chef serves up food, nutrition education to local kids

Posted May 11, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For Tech. Sgt. Justin Franco, preparing food is his profession. It’s also his way of giving back to underprivileged kids in the local community. Franco, a culinary academy-trained chef and Nellis Crosswinds Dining Facility production manager...

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ATV Safety: What to know

Posted January 25, 2013 by Aerotech News Staff

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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An apple a day keeps the dentist away

Posted April 20, 2012 by By SrA Jessica Peterson

The military lifestyle comes with inconsistency in schedules, making it hard to maintain healthy habits.  Long hours, demanding missions and frequent travel can lead to a diet high in carbohydrates and a lack in oral care. Eating foods high in sugar causes tooth decay; so it is important to regulate sugar consumption and practice proper…

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Too Busy? 10 ways to work exercise into your life

Posted July 6, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin and Meghean Cook

TRIWEST — Between your job, your kids, and maybe even your deployed spouse, you often wonder how you can exercise more, or even at all. Perhaps if the day expanded to 48 hours, regular exercise would seem more reasonable. Since that won’t happen, here are some tips to work more exercise into your busy life….

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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted September 21, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted December 14, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Ask the Doc

Posted April 19, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q: I was previously informed I could not get care on base once I turned 65, what changed? A: By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical services…

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Following water safety tips can help Airmen, families stay cool

Posted July 12, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Mayhew

In the heat of the Las Vegas summer, triple-digit temperatures have become a daily reality, and Airmen are spending much of their off-duty time looking for ways to stay cool.

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