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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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Static Displays at Aviation Nation 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., provides close air support over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air…

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Nellis partners with local community during mass casualty exercise

Posted  November 2, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Nellis Air Force Base partnered with local first responders for a mass casualty exercise Oct. 24, at McCarran International Airport. The exercise tested military, federal and state first responders’ ability to work together in an emergency scenario that may occur in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For this scenario, Airmen from the…

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Nellis gearing up for Aviation Nation 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis activities have increased as the installation flurries around prepping for the largest military open house in the State of Nevada, which will be held during the Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 10-11. Traffic will increase around Nellis during next weekend as attendees drive to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway…

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Post Nellis Open House Mass FOD Walk

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Airman assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., walk down the runway looking for trash during a Foreign Object Debris walk. A post Nellis Open House FOD walk is schedule for Nov. 13 to ensure the flightline is cleared of miscellaneous debris which may have…

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34th WPS conducts HH-60 Pave Hawk training

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Richard Christensen, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, prepares for an HH-60 Pave Hawk sortie as part of the 34th Weapons School training program Oct. 25, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 34th WPS mission is to provide HH-60 Pave Hawk instructional flying…

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Salutes & Awards

NTTR deputy director awarded Air Force Science and Engineering Award

Posted  November 2, 2012

Courtesy Photo David Walker, Secretary of the Air Force Acquisitions deputy, and Mark Maybury, Science, Technology, and Engineering USAF chief scientist, present Lt. Col. Randy King, Nevada Test and Training Range support deputy director, the Air Force Science and Engineering Award Aug. 23, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. King received the award for his…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 2, 2012

By 99th Medical Group Q. I am a military retiree (or military retiree spouse) who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. As a military retiree, they are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3000 per year to opt out of their plan…

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AF officials eliminate civilian skill code requirements

Posted  November 2, 2012

(AFNS) — Air Force officials have rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the…

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  November 2, 2012

Sixty-four Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 12-G Oct. 11.

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Aviation Nation 2012 is coming. . . get ready to be inspired

Posted  November 2, 2012

  Top performers . . . NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.–An F-22A Raptor and F-15C Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 433rd Weapons Squadron fly in formation over the Grand Canyon July 16, 2010. These two aircraft will be performing at Aviation Nation 2012 here at Nellis, Nov.10-11.     Thunderbirds will thrill…

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