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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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VA Releases New PSA targeting women Veterans

Posted  November 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has developed a new public service announcement (PSA) to let women Veterans know they’ve come to “The Right Place” when seeking VA health care. “We want to send a very clear message to women Veterans that VA is here to meet your health care needs,” said Secretary of…

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VA Purchases land for two new national cemeteries in Florida

Posted  November 30, 2012

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that it has purchased land for two new national cemeteries in Florida.

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Community Happenings – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 30, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt Col Stanley T. Masters, assigned to 18th Reconnaissance Squadron, Creech AFB, NV should contact Summary Court Officer, Lt Col Blake L. Donald, 432ND Operations Group, Creech AFB, NV (210) 823-5370. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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On this day in history….

Posted  November 30, 2012

1782 – The British sign a preliminary agreement in Paris, recognizing American independence. 1838 – Mexico declares war on France. 1861 – The British Parliament sends to Queen Victoria an ultimatum for the United States, demanding the release of two Confederate diplomats who were seized on the British ship Trent. 1864 – The Union wins…

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Airman and Family Readiness Center offers free transition lecture

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center is sponsoring an annual lecture on transitioning out of the military from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 14, 2012, at the base theater on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Dan Koslov, Military Officers Association of America deputy…

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AAFES Stores, Concessions, Holiday Hours

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Military shoppers can come early to the Nellis Exchange when it opens its doors at 4 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. The Nellis Exchange will pass out take-a-tickets for the most popular items as well as bounce back coupons that can be used throughout the weekend…

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Holiday cooking safety

Posted  November 21, 2012

The holiday season has arrived and it brings with it all those wonderful meals we share with friends and family. With the increase in cooking, the potential for cooking fires rises.

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Airmen provide Nellis and Creech families Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — More than 100 volunteer Airmen gathered here to participate in Operation Warm Heart, where they moved, packaged and delivered 700 Thanksgiving dinners for military members and their families Nov. 13. The Tug Boat society, an organization founded by Cathy and Dwight Mahan, collected donations from corporations, organizations and individuals…

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First Sergeants Council continuing annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive

Posted  November 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is continuing its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive, and is reaching out to the military and civilian community to assist them in reaching their goal of delivering gifts to military families who could use a little extra help during the holidays. “It…

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Ask the doc

Posted  November 21, 2012

Q. Does TRICARE pay for the shingles vaccine? A. Yes. TRICARE covers Zostavax, the vaccine that helps reduce the risk of getting shingles (herpes zoster). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a single dose of the vaccine for adults age 60 or older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of…

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