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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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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

57th Wing to Announce fourth quarter awards: Friday, January 11, 2013, the 57th Wing will hold a quarterly awards presentation at the Nellis Air Force Base Theater. 2012 Holiday Meal: The 2012 Holiday Meal will be held at the Mountain View Dining Facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 25. The meal is open…

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Cookie Drive offers a taste of home

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Senior-leaders’ spouses and volunteers gathered donations of cookies for the annual cookie drive from Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the local community to be delivered to Airmen here Dec. 11. Cookie donations began arriving at the base chapel where they are gathered and assorted into boxes at 7 a.m….

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Local 5th grader leads team to victory in game show

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., — A student from Lomie Heard Elementary School was the winner of the “Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader” game show event hosted by the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR Champion’s Week Nov. 28. Maria Maisonet, a Lomie Heard Elementary School fifth-grade student, competed alongside Brad Keselowski…

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Trees for Troops

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster A happy family selects a tree. . . Airman 1st Class Brandon Fowler, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment operator, assists Staff Sgt. Mike Mullis and his family to select a tree during the Trees for Troops event Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force…

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Annual tree and menorah lighting ceremony

Posted  December 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photos by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards Nellis lights up the holiday season. . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, lights the Christmas tree and Hanukkah menorah with the help of children from the Nellis community at a ceremony Dec. 7, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 14, 2012

Q: Can I book appointments on the same days I visit the BX and commissary? A: We will try to schedule your appointments on a day/time that is good for you. Our goal is to provide acute/urgent care appointments within 24 hours, routine appointments within 7 days, and specialty care appointments within 28 days. Q:…

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Chill out – don’t stress this Holiday Season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduates largest class in history

Posted  December 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The U.S. Air Force Weapons School will graduate its largest class in history, Saturday, Dec. 15, Class 12B, with 106 Weapons Officers stepping out as graduates of this prestigious school. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons…

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Transition GPS gives Airmen roadmap to success

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS)— A new roadmap to help ease Airmen into civilian life is in full swing, providing assistance that will help those separating be as competitive in the civilian world as they are in the military, according to the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs. The new program is mandatory versus…

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

(AFNS) — The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3. “We are at the very start of this process,” said Dr. George Little, acting assistant secretary of defense for public affairs, during a Pentagon press…

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