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TRICARE travel tips: keeping you covered

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Brian P. Smith

TRIWEST — When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS Updated:  No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is…

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VA holds aggressive national recruitment to hire mental health professionals

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki recently announced the department would add approximately 1,600 mental health clinicians as well as nearly 300 support staff to its existing workforce to help meet the...

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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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First responders: Potential victims?

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Arriving on scene, first responders rush to the aid of a summer heat victim. As one of the responders starts to treat the victim the unthinkable happens: the first responder is now victim number two.

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Nellis AFB Awareness Day

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Elvin Soto, Aerospace and Operational Physiology non-commissioned officer in charge for the 99th Aerospace Medicine squadron, speaks on Situational Awareness and Driving safety during the First Line Supervisors briefing…

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Air Force safety officials launch Critical Days of Summer website

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Brian Raphael

May 25th marked the first day of the Critical Days of Summer safety campaign. The summer is a welcome time of year marked by warmer weather and increased participation in outdoor activities.

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Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Shari Lopatin

Yes, it’s true—skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort.

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Air Force Chief of Safety sends Memorial Day Critical Days of Summer 2012 Message to all personnel

Posted May 24, 2012 by anradmin

SUBJECT:  Critical Days of Summer – 2012   “Safety — It’s Personal” is the theme for this year’s Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from 25 May through 3 Sep 2012.  This year’s theme is a reminder that safety is everyone’s responsibility and the decisions we make impact our friends, families and Air…

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Beat the Heat – Check the Backseat

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Master Sgt. Philip J. Liberati

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the temperature begins to rise, the risk of death to children left in vehicles also begins to rise. According to figures from the Department of Geosciences at San Francisco State University, an average of 38 children die each year in hot cars. The numbers typically begin to climb…

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New fitness center uses energy efficiently

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

The new Nellis Air Force Base Fitness Center is leading the way in planned energy efficiency. The $25M fitness center was funded by an Enhanced Use Lease with the city of North Las Vegas and is designed...

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