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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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Posted  February 15, 2013

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Act like a Superhero

Posted  February 15, 2013

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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HAWC helps Airmen set New Year’s goals with commissary tours

Posted  February 15, 2013

With a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions and goals. A lot of Airmen set out to change bad habits by making healthy choices and lifestyle changes to help them create healthier habits.

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Chapel hosts Black History Month praise concert

Posted  February 15, 2013

Lesley Edwards-Gaither, wife of Maj. Julian Gaither, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides remarks about Black History Month during a Nellis Gospel Praise Concert at the Base Chapel Feb. 8, at Nellis Air Force Base. The concert was comprised of poetry reading, dance, skits, gospel song selections, praise and worship, and scripture readings. The Nellis…

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926th Group passes its first two command inspections

Posted  February 15, 2013

Months of preparation paid off for the 926th Group as it passed two major inspections held here Feb. 1-3.

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New changes and training coming to Vehicle Control program

Posted  February 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For units who have government-owned or leased vehicles, the way these assets will be managed is changing. Air Combat Command has been selected to test the “Airmen Saving Time” initiative, which involves the elimination of Vehicle Control Officers and Vehicle Control Non-Commissioned Officers. The new Vehicle Control Program is…

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57th MXS AMMO Airmen build bombs, missiles

Posted  February 15, 2013

A closer look at keeping USAF ordnance up to date and in fighting trim.....

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Spring safety: A little thought can prevent injuries

Posted  February 15, 2013

Courtesy photo The top five injuries related to cleaning are sprains, eye irritations, breathing issues, skin reactions, and cuts or abrasions. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With spring right around the corner we find ourselves bursting with excitement at the thought of warmer weather and fresh air. While you might realize that sports injuries…

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Community Happenings – February 15, 2012

Posted  February 15, 2013

The United States Navy Band will perform free concert at UNLV Performing Arts Center: The United States Navy Concert Band is scheduled to hold a concert at University of Las Vegas Performing Arts Center Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. as part of its 2013 national tour. The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind…

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Nellis dining facilities compete for Hennessy Award

Posted  February 8, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Crider, 99th Force Support Squadron services journeyman, hands a plate of food to an Airman at the Crosswinds Dining Facility, Feb. 5, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Crosswinds at Nellis is competing to receive the Hennessy Award which…

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