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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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Salutes & Awards

Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award presented

Posted  October 5, 2012

(From left to right) Edward Garland, Air Force Association vice president for aerospace education, presents Col. Robert A. Garland Jr., U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, Maj. John M. Hale, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, director of operations and Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command commander, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contributions…

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In Memoriam….

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Staff Sgt. Ryan Hines, Honor Guard flight chief, renders a salute after placing a flag on Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera’s altar during a memorial service Sep. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Honor Guard was on-hand to render military honors during the ceremony, which was held at Nellis as an opportunity for friends,…

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Sports

At the Las Vegas Speedway

Posted  October 5, 2012

  And they are off . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, waves the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350, Sept. 29, 2012, in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, formerly the NASCAR Super Truck Series, is a pickup truck racing series owned…

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Rescue squadron remembers fallen hero

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron and others pay tribute and take part in a road dedication to fallen Airman, Capt. Joel Gentz, Sept. 28, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58 RQS held a memorial service and road dedication for Gentz, who was killed in action June 9, 2010 in Afghanistan.

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Community Happenings – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Week of October 6: 1683 – The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 1847 – “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London. 1848 – The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor…

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Memorial service for Airman set

Posted  September 28, 2012

Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera, 22, 823rd Maintenance Squadron weapons load-crew member, from Pasadena, Calif., died at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 23.

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Nellis helps Make-A-Wish come true

Posted  September 28, 2012

There are many people who wish for the opportunity to see the home of the fighter pilot. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Georgious Kalevrosoglou, an 18 year old from Greece, diagnosed with leukemia, was able to do just that.

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman excels at U.S. Naval Senior Enlisted Academy

Posted  September 28, 2012

Master Sgt. Nate Bettisworth spends most of his duty time managing finances at the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, but took a unique opportunity July 26 to further his professional military education.

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Toeing the line on standards

Posted  September 28, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — For the past four years of my career, as a first sergeant, I have heard the words, “But Shirt, he’s a good guy,” far too many times. Whether it was for a failed physical training test or substandard performance of noncommissioned officer responsibilities, the same statement would pop…

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