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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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Medical center begins modernization project

Posted  August 23, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group began construction on the Multi-Departmental Hospital Modernization project at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center with an official wall-breaking ceremony to officially kick off construction Aug. 28. Pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary and the surgery clinic have already begun the initial department moves for construction. Women’s health, labor and delivery,…

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AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1.

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Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted  August 23, 2013

As a young Air Force spouse, Jean Busch, United States Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer Operations School secretary, knew her life would be different from many of her hometown friends in Richfield, Minn.

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Rep. Joe Heck visits Nellis

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. William Fry, 547th Intelligence Squadron commander, speaks to Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., during a visit to the threat training facility, Aug. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Heck visited Nellis to discuss important topics. The congressman has more than 25 years in…

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Dodging stressors, building resiliency

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Col. James Cluff (center), 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, give high fives to Airmen participating in the wing’s kickoff dodge ball tournament as part of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day, Aug. 9. LAS VEGAS,…

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Nellis participates in fifth annual Feds Feed Families

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Senior Airman Alvin Suavez, 99th Force Support Squadron equipment and special event manager, Staff Sgt. Nichole Sedesse, United States Air Force Warfare Center ceremonies NCO, Tech. Sgt. Noe Adrade, 99th FSS fitness program manager, and Derrell Robertson, Three Square delivery truck driver, place food barrels being…

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SFS Airman receives Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  August 23, 2013

Tech. Sgt. Brady Warren, 99th Security Forces Squadron criminal intelligence analyst, answers a phone call Aug. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Warren was selected by the Nellis First Sergeants to receive the Diamond Sharp award for the month of July. Warren has completed six credit hours towards his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice,…

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A place for everything; everything in its place

Posted  August 23, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Just like some of you, my family and I are right in the middle of yet another move, our ninth in our Air Force career. There are boxes everywhere in our house. Life simply doesn’t slow down enough to make it as smooth of a transition as we would like it…

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Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — “It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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LRS Fleet Manager is AF’s best

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Kelly Keebler, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis supervisor, poses at the 99th LRS vehicle operations lot Aug. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Keebler was awarded the 2013 Bob Baker Fleet Manager of the Year Award in recognition of the new…

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