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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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AF to implement force structure changes

Posted  April 5, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force released its plan Mar. 28 to implement force structure changes mandated by the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorized the service to complete actions approved in previous years, such as aircraft retirements, and directed execution of Congressionally-approved force structure actions. Some of these changes were outlined…

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Community Happenings – April 5, 2012

Posted  April 5, 2013

HAWC relocation: The health and wellness center is officially moving to the Warrior Fitness Center. Programs and classes are limited due to this move. The HAWC will be closed for workouts as of April 3. All HAWC services, classes, and programs will be located at the fitness center starting April 15. Base Tax Center: Nellis…

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Nellis cancels Aviation Nation 2013

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-22 Raptor performs a max climb take off during the 2010 Aviation Nation Nellis Open House Nov. 12. Nellis officials have announced that Aviation Nation 2013 has been cancelled because of U.S. government budget cuts. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Team Nellis kicks-off 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Leadership from Nellis Air Force Base officially kicked off the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for the installation March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The AFAF is an annual campaign to raise funds for the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Villages, Air Force…

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Moon landing jump starts general’s own space legacy

Posted  March 29, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — When Neil Armstrong made history with man’s first footsteps on the moon, Susan Helms needed a little nudging from her mom to get excited. And get excited she did. She realized that there would never be another first step on the moon, and even as a young 11-year-old, knew the…

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AEF Indicator: Don’t go on leave without it

Posted  March 29, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When in-processing to a new duty station, newcomers receive a checklist to accomplish before taking leave or going on a permissive TDY to look for a house. However, an item being overlooked while in-processing with the unit deployment manager is providing an Air and Space Expeditionary Force Indicator. The…

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Nellis chapel’s reflective garden offers peace

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Chaplain (1st Lt.) Ammon Larson, 99th Air Base Wing Chapel, reclines quietly in the reflection garden located behind the chapel March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base. The reflection garden is open for people to use and includes a play area for children. NELLIS AIR…

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DOD requires more base closings, official says

Posted  March 29, 2013

Courtesy graphic A graphic illustrates two military facilities in Nevada which could be subject to Base Realignment and Closure considerations. The DOD is seeking latitude to realign bases following recent force drawdowns. A 2005 BRAC process led to $4 billion in annual savings. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 29, 2013

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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99th MDSS Logistics Flight receives ACC award

Posted  March 29, 2013

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Amber Sarchioto, 99th Medical Support Squadron Logistics Flight medical maintenance technician, calibrates a medical system machine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 26, on Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th MDSS Logistics Flight was awarded the 2012 Air Combat Command Large…

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