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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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Revamped USAFWS program takes flight

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Two C-17 Globemasters assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., park on the Nellis AFB flightline June 17. The C-17s are temporally deployed to Nellis in support of the U.S. Air Forces Weapons School, Joint Forcible Entry. JFE is part of…

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Chasing runner’s high

Posted  June 20, 2014

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — I hear it all the time: “I hate running.” To be honest, I didn’t like it too much either, until five years ago when it was taken away from me. My only goals back then were to run track for Clemson University and make it to the Olympics —…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores — I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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Mobile maintenance keeps you driving

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Francisco Macatol, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron customer service technician, replaces a tire on a 4K forklift June 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th LRS vehicle management flight customer service section can provide mobile maintenance to customers with repairs on vehicles that…

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End of an era for Warrior Trained Fitness instructor

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Taylor Worley Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads participants in a fast paced workout during a Warrior Trained Fitness exercise session at the Warrior Fitness Center June 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The session marked Cornish’s final time leading…

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Summer heat brings dangers for man’s best friend

Posted  June 20, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer continues to funnel its way into Las Vegas, temperatures continue to soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Many people enjoy a day at the pool and barbeques, but others enjoy time with pets. It is important to remember the proper precautions to take in order to keep pets…

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Stray animals, pests find shelter from summer heat

Posted  June 20, 2014

With the summer months fast approaching, stray animals and vermin will begin to appear around work place buildings and homes.

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Every Airmen can change how Air Force does business

Posted  June 20, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Creative, motivated Airmen are the key to changing how the Air Force does business, and every Airman has an equal opportunity to make a lasting contribution through the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Launched in April, API was initiated thanks to the success of the…

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Some AFSCs removed from eligibility for retention boards

Posted  June 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13. Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to…

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Beat heat illness; Stay cool, hydrated

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler With the temperature rising, it is important to watch for and prevent heat-related illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat exhaustion signs include heavy sweating, weakness, fast or weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, fainting and cold, pale or clammy skin….

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