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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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Child abuse prevention: Make community a better place

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month, and the remainder of the year, family advocacy encourages everyone to play their part in making our community a better place for children and families. Informed, unified families and communities can enhance our children’s social and emotional well-being and help…

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Survive, Thrive 5k run

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, delivers opening remarks before the start of the Survive and Thrive 5-kilometer run April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event was coordinated by the sexual assault response coordinator, mental health, and the Warrior Fitness…

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Danger: Be aware of expired medications

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Unused and expired medications can be harmful to public and environmental safety if not properly handled. Many people are unaware of the laws associated with properly disposing and handling unused and expired medications. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs without the prescription and doctor’s supervision,…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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Nellis cleans up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Millions of people around the world observed Earth Day April 22, and Air Force leaders are challenging Airmen and their families to contribute to the effort to protect the environment. The Air Force theme for this year is “Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow,” and this year’s celebration focuses on water…

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Program launches to educate communities on family needs

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new publication series designed to educate civilians on the specialized needs of military and veteran families in their neighborhoods launched April 15. Charles E. Milam, the acting assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, spoke at the launch event at the Army-Navy Club for the “How to Help…

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AF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 26, 2013

Joint Base SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of events underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. From the commander in chief to the first-line supervisor,…

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Senate confirms Fanning as next Air Force under secretary

Posted  April 26, 2013

Eric Fanning will be the next Air Force under secretary, according to a Senate confirmation vote April 18.

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AFPC implements live chat capability on myPers website

Posted  April 26, 2013

JB SAN ANTONIO — RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center now provides live chat capability through the myPers website, AFPC officials announced recently. Since April 5, live chat capability has provided users interested in retiring with the option of real time communication with personnel specialists. Additional topics will be rolled out in phases…

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New AF pregnancy website offers state-of-the-art support

Posted  April 26, 2013

The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, recently unveiled an educational and state-of-the-art website on pregnancy for Airmen and their families.

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