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Preventative healthcare: Key to overall wellness

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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Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — On June 28, 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Yugoslav nationalist. One month later on July 28, the Austrian-Hungary Empire declared war on Serbia and by mid-August the great powers of Europe would be embroiled in war. Within a short time…

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99th CES ‘plumbers’ keep mission flowing

U.S. Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Alan Franklin, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuels systems maintenance craftsman, uses a hand auger, or plumbing snake, to unclog a drain pipe at the Nellis Inn on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 19. The pipe Franklin was unclogging was the main…

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Civil Air Patrol cadets gain insight on Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Maj. Jason Curtis, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron no. 6 pilot, interacts with Civil Air Patrol cadets at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 18. The CAP cadets were visiting the base to tour the Thunderbirds museum and the Threat Training Facility to gain more…

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Microchips help return lost furry friends

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Dr. Michael Simpson, a Department of Army Civilian Veterinary medical officer, scans ‘P.J.,’ a military working dog, for a microchip number at the Nellis Veterinary Treatment Facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. Military working dogs are required to have microchips due to…


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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 11, 2014

Q.“Our sponsor is no longer on active duty. What do we need to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for our child who may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?“ A. There are two parts to your question. 1. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, your child needs to have a Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosed by a TRICARE-authorized…

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Community Happenings – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Boutwell becomes new Nellis ‘Mayor’

Posted  July 3, 2014

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - Col. Richard H. Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepted command of the wing during a ceremony held at the Thunderbird hangar here June 27.

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Layers of leadership

Posted  July 3, 2014

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Remember the movie “Captain America?” The main character tried to join the Army under different names and in different cities, yet he was always denied because of his size and perceived notions about his abilities. This comic book hero eventually overcame his lack of physical attributes, and defeated the…

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Do you have Air Force in you?

Posted  July 3, 2014

OXON HILL, Md. — When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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Weapons School class 14A graduates

Posted  July 3, 2014

The United States Air Force Weapons School traces its roots to the Aircraft Gunnery School established in 1949 at Las Vegas Air Force Base, which became Nellis Air Force Base in 1950.

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Green Flag conducts large scale exercise

Posted  July 3, 2014

Green Flag-West 14-08 concluded June 27 as the largest scale Green Flag exercise ever conducted.

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Respect nature’s power

Posted  July 3, 2014

Many Nellis AFB Airmen enjoy taking in the beauty of nature outside of the Las Vegas area. Two of the most popular destinations for experiencing nature are Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston.

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Home alone: Ensure your children are ready, responsible

Posted  July 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Summer is upon us, and for most children school is out for the year. Many parents have already secured placement in summer programs and activities for their children. However, there are times when parents must decide if their child is old enough and responsible enough to be left home alone. The…

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Boating in style: Life jackets save lives

Posted  July 3, 2014

Airmen are reminded to wear a life jacket while operating or riding on personal watercraft to help increase their risk of survival in case of an emergency. According to the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association, nine out of ten drowning’s occur in inland waters, most within a few feet of safety and involving boats under…

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