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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 11, 2013

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 0730-1630….

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Nellis first sergeants present Diamond Sharp award

Posted  January 11, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp Award to Staff Sgt. Mandy Hilton, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron knowledge operations NCO in charge Dec. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Hilton established a new automated job tracking system, resulting in…

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4 risks you don’t know

Posted  January 11, 2013

You might know that getting regular Pap tests is the number one way to protect against cervical cancer … but are you at high risk? Cervical cancer occurs most often in women older than 30 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It used to be the leading cause of cancer…

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New beginning for Nellis, Creech 2013 intramural basketball league

Posted  January 11, 2013

The 2013 intramural basketball season started Jan. 7, at the Warrior Fitness Center, the first season intramural basketball to be held there.

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Thrift Savings Plan: Traditional or Roth, bottom line is saving when it matters most

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — With the current military retirement system, Airmen must serve in the military for 20 years before reaping retirement benefits, unless they are medically retired before hitting that mark. But what about Airmen who serve fewer than 20 years? What can they take away from their Air Force service beyond a medal, a handshake…

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57th Airmen display weapons loading skills

Posted  January 11, 2013

A quarterly load crew competition was held Jan. 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen that competed were chosen by their section chiefs based on job performance.

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. “It takes a strong…

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Military OneSource provides tax assistance service

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service for service members. “Military OneSource is a gateway to a free tax preparation service, partnered with H&R Block,” said Tony Jackson , a program analyst for the Military OneSource program office. “We also have tax consultants…

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Basketball Registration: Youth Basketball Registration (players and coaches) will be held Jan 10-12, 2013. Season (practices) starts Jan. 28 or Feb. 4. Games will start 2 weeks later. Practices are at either5:15pm, 6:15pm or 7:15pm during the week and games are on week nights and Saturday mornings. The season will tentatively end on March…

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57th Wing earns 10th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Provide advanced, realistic, and relevant training focused on ensuring dominance in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.” That is the mission statement of the 57th Wing, the U.S. Air Force’s most diverse wing, as the unit continues to perform a dynamic role in ensuring the success of USAF objectives. Air Force…

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