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Nellis to hold Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted September 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This year’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day, hosted by Nellis AFB, is Sept. 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Thunderbird Hangar. The scheduled events include an information fair, entertainment throughout the day and door prize drawings. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations will have more than 65…

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VA medical center opens, keeps strong ties to Mike O’Callaghan

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Las Vegas’s newest Veterans Affairs Medical Center will continue a long history of teamwork and cooperation with the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center.....

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Nellis Volunteer named Nevada Veteran of the Month

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Leonard Becker, a volunteer at the 99th Medical Support Squadron satellite pharmacy was named Nevada’s August Veteran of the Month.....

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Interagency agreement offers convenience to Veterans’ prescription refills

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON – Nearly 250,000 patients served by the Indian Health Service have utilized a prescription service available through an interagency agreement between IHS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. “Federal partners such as IHS are invaluable in VA’s commitment to collaborating and expanding award-winning services that enhance patient care,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs…

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New Director of Center for minority Veterans named

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Barbara Ward to the Senior Executive Service and assigned her as the Director of the VA’s Center for Minority Veterans. “Barbara Ward is an outstanding fit in her new job and will provide a fresh perspective on women and minority issues,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K….

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VA selects contractor for Colorado community-based outpatient clinic

Posted August 30, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected the contractor to build an expanded community-based outpatient clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo. “This new facility will ensure that Colorado’s Veterans continue to have the world-class medical care that they’ve earned through their service to our Nation,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki. One…

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Health & Safety

Knowing where to request records saves time, money

Posted August 24, 2012 by By Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In an effort to save time and money, the master personnel records branch staff at the Air Force Personnel Center wants retirees and former Airmen to know the correct procedures for requesting medical and personnel record information. “Knowing the correct procedures can not only cut down on the requestor’s…

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New VA mental health outpatient clinic to open in Reno

Posted August 17, 2012 by By Department of Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — To better serve the mental health needs of Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs has launched a new Mental Health Outpatient Clinic at the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System in Reno, Nev. “VA is continuing to elevate its service to our Veterans by becoming the twenty-first century standard of excellence in health…

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New VA Medical Center dedicated

Posted August 10, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

The first Veterans Affairs Medical Center ever built in southern Nevada and the first built in the United States in 17 years was dedicated August 6th by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, with more than 700 people in attendance.

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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