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Summer Survival in Las Vegas

Posted May 24, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

Summer is fast approaching, and with it many opportunities for Nellis Air Force Base service members to enjoy the sunshine.

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Virtual fitness kiosk provides Warrior Fitness Center patrons alternate workout programs

Posted September 20, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Tech. Sgt. Amanda Rodriguez, 192nd Airlift Squadron personnel specialist from the Nevada Air National Guard at Reno, Nev., uses the “Fitness on Request” kiosk to select a workout Sept. 17 in the aerobics room of the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Winter is coming, dress accordingly

Posted December 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The temperature has dropped overnight, and the Airman puts on his or her airman battle uniform, grabs his or her personal items and rushes for the door to head to work. An icy cold breeze hits the Airman’s exposed skin and he or she immediately turns around to find his…

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted April 18, 2014 by Terry Lowe

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Why do I care? I worked for years in Florida in Child Protective Services. I obtained my Master of Social Work in 1996, and I have been a licensed clinical social worker since 2001. I saw children with marks and bruises after they had been beaten with objects. I saw…

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Official explains options for changing health care providers

Posted June 20, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Making a permanent-change-of-station move can be stressful, but changing health care providers during that time is easy, the director of the TRICARE health plan said here yesterday. In a DOD News interview, Mary Kaye Justis said she wants service members and their families to know there are several easy options to find new health care…

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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

Posted August 22, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Mellissa Urban, 99th Medical Group contracted licensed practical nurse, gives a vaccination to Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds quality assurance inspector, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. Receiving immunizations for preventable diseases is one…

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Satellite Pharmacy reopens following drive-through expansion

Posted March 31, 2012 by By 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The satellite pharmacy reopened Mar. 26, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., allowing patients needing pharmaceutical refills an alternative to the main Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Pharmacy. Dependents and military retirees filling off-base prescriptions…

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Severing the chain reactions that can lead to suicide

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Those last few words of the argument ring in your head as you pour another drink. Checking Facebook makes everything worse, and the more you drink the worse your thoughts become – and the worse your judgment about the situation gets.

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Avoiding the injuries while staying fit to fight

Posted September 7, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Flipping through the channels on TV one night, the newest popular workout routine comes guaranteeing people they can lose weight in a certain amount of weeks, but without the proper knowledge and expertise, jumping right into a fad workout is an easy way to get injured. Trends in weight…

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Ask the doc

Posted November 30, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

Q. How do I Enroll in MiCare A. Don’t delay — enroll in MiCare today! One MiCare enrollee said it is, “empowering to be able to communicate via the Internet about routine health issues – and can very well prevent visits to the clinic…” Registration is a face-to-face process to ensure security of patient health…

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