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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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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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Wing commander discusses sexual assault crimes

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, held a commander’s call Dec. 11 at the base theater with an emphasis on sexual assault and a four part plan from Gen. Mark Welsh III, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to help prevent sexual assault crimes. Welsh gathered more…

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Operation Dental Elf unites Nellis, local community

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the Southern Nevada Dental Society came together this holiday season to support the fourth Annual Operation Dental Elf. Operation Dental Elf is a charitable program developed by Robert Anderson, Southern Nevada Dental Society executive director, where local Nevada dentists collect gifts to donate to the 99th Dental…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 21, 2012

Q. I’m a Medicare-eligible former active duty service member. Do I file my claims with Medicare for care authorized under the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program? A. No. Since the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions benefit provides care as if you were on active duty, all claims for authorized care must be filed…

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Band of the Golden West entertains at Nellis AFB

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —The Air Force Band of the Golden West played holiday musicals Dec. 14, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The band performed at various locations; including the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, the Crosswind Dining Facility, the Club, and…

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Navy flies in Weapons School Mission Employment Phase

Posted  December 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Performing pre-flight checks . . . NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seaman Trevor Stratton, Electronic Attack Squadron 138 plane captain, performs pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Mission Employment Phase Dec. 11,, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Weapons School graduates first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers

Posted  December 21, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School proudly graduated the first Joint Terminal Attack Controllers Advanced Instructor Course cadre at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino Dec. 15, 2012, in Las Vegas. These warriors are expert instructors for the full spectrum of terminal attack control operations and joint air-ground integration. The Weapons School congratulates (left to right):…

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NATO Air Commander: International efforts hinge on individual Airmen

Posted  December 21, 2012

The actions of an individual Airman can decide the success of missions led by NATO, according to the general charged with protecting civilians and establishing a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011.

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Brothers paint squadron heritage mural at Nellis

Posted  December 21, 2012

Staff Sgt. Daniel Sullivan, 823rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance craftsman, and Michael Sullivan, artist and brother of Sergeant Daniel Sullivan, helped paint the new 823rd Maintenance Squadron unit patch Dec. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Pave Hawk maintainers get new unit patch

Posted  December 21, 2012

Within a green border, on a white and blue interlocking disc, a gray pave hawk with a black border grasps a two sided wrench in one talon and a lightning bolt in the other.

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