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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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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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Single logon offers retirees simple access to secure sites

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen concerned about losing access to benefits web pages once they retire should establish their Department of Defense self-service logon identification account today, Air Force Personnel Center officials suggested. The common logon, developed by the DOD and Veterans’ Administration allows beneficiaries of DOD or Veterans’ Affairs programs to access…

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New AF app helps with workplace problems

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen can now download an Air Force mobile application designed to help them better get at the root of workplace problems.

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Airmen practice response procedures during Plan 6 exercise

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department carried out plane / vehicle crash simulation exercises Sept. 19 near the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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Commander discusses future of Air Force Reserve

Posted  September 27, 2013

Discussing the future of the Air Force, senior military and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16-18.

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Airman from 99th LRS earns Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  September 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles   Tech Sgt. Curtis Kelley, 99th Logistic Readiness Squadron documented cargo specialist, logs incoming items at the documented cargo section Sept. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kelly was named Nellis AFB’s First Sergeant Association’s Diamond Sharp Award for August. During the month, he led…

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New Air Force app helps Airmen ‘Be Ready’ for emergencies

Posted  September 27, 2013

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?

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Service members celebrate Air Force’s 66th birthday at Air Force Ball

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Retired Col. James Ruffer and Airman 1st Class Collin Reaves, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake during the Air Force Ball Sept. 21, at South Point Casino in Las Vegas. It is tradition for the oldest and youngest Airmen in attendance to make the ceremonial…

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