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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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AGE provides direct support to aircrews

Posted  May 3, 2013

A look at some of the support technology used to keep Nellis' aircraft at the ready.

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First Lady announces certification plan for veteran jobs

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new Information Technology Training and Certification Partnership April 29 to put thousands of service members to work with industry-recognized IT certifications in hand before they leave the military. Obama, who made the announcement at the White House Forum on Military Credentialing and Licensing at the White House,…

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USAF Academy seeks admissions liaison officers

Posted  May 3, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The Admissions Liaison Officer Program is an organization of Air Force-affiliated representatives who recruit, interview, evaluate and prepare candidates for the United States Air Force Academy. Any Air Force officer may volunteer for the program. The goal of an ALO is to proactively identify, advise and evaluate quality candidates who have the potential…

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Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center looks for more patients

Posted  May 3, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Airmen who are sick of living day to day with their glasses and contacts have an opportunity to leave them all behind. The Warfighter Refractive Surgery Center at Travis AFB’s David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center has no waiting list and is looking for Airmen who wish to eliminate their…

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Community Happenings – May 3, 2012

Posted  May 3, 2013

Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from 11 a.m. to noon the first and third Monday of each month. For more information call (702) 652-3327. Possible delays on…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 3, 2013

Q. I saw my primary care provider three weeks ago and have not heard anything about my authorization for a dermatologist referal. A. We are having a few systems issues during the transition to United Healthcare. Please contact the Referral Management Center at (702) 653-2273 option #2. Our staff will assist you in getting your…

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Security Forces Squadron stands up at Nellis

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Tech. Sgt. Zachary Enke, right, shows Senior Airman Jessica Rayl, both 926th Security Forces Squadron, how to conduct a high-risk traffic stop here April 7. U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jessica Martin Senior Airmen Michael Legaspi, right, and Jessica Rayl, 926th Security Forces Squadron, train on…

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Sequestration will significantly affect force readiness

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The four branches of the military delivered another warning to Congress April 18 that a prolonged budget sequester will significantly affect military readiness, and could leave the services unable to carry out defense strategy. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer told lawmakers sequestration has forced the cancellation of flying…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA — I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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‘Moving on up:’ Are you prepared to move out of dorms

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes A dorm manager from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducts a final inspection on a dorm room April 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen moving out of the dorms must complete a room inspection before being signed out of the dorms, which is the…

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