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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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NCOs participate in leadership classes

Posted  February 7, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Non-Commissioned Officer Leadership Development Course is a class for reserve and active-duty NCOs to learn and work together in a classroom setting while fine-tuning their leadership and management skills. The course is only open to junior NCOs. “We want to focus on the midline supervisors,” said Master Sgt….

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Airmen deliver care despite lockdown

Posted  February 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Téa Burke holds her newborn daughter, Noélani Burke, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Jan. 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Noélani was delivered shortly after a disgruntled man brandishing a handgun outside the emergency room caused the hospital to be locked down….

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CMSAF gives enlisted perspective at AFA symposium

Posted  February 8, 2014

The Air Force’s top enlisted member took the stage Feb. 20 at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition here to highlight the advantage Airmen, past and present, give the Air Force.

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Community Happenings – February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Presidents Day Exchange hours · Exchange main store: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · MCS: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. · Express\Class 6: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. · Creech Express: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. · Hospital Express: Closed · Landings Express: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. · Service Station: unattended avail 24/7   Food…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 14, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE cover breast pumps?” A. “TRICARE only covers heavy-duty, hospital-grade electronic breast pumps for premature infants during the immediate post-partum period. The pump may be covered after the infant is discharged from the hospital or other setting. The physician must prescribe the breast pump and submit medical necessity documentation to the regional contractor. Contact…

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Red Flag 14-1 stays on target

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Lyons, Joint Tactical Communications Office communications operator from Fort Sam Houston, Texas, looks through information on a workstation inside the Combined Air and Space Operations Center-Nellis during Red Flag 14-1 Feb. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This…

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13th Bomb Squadron brings global strike capability to Red Flag

Posted  February 14, 2014

Gliding through the air like a phantom in the night, the B-2 Spirit evades enemy air defenses, finds its target, then unleashes its firepower only to slip away from the enemy as quietly as it came.

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64th Aggressors sharpen combat edge at Red Flag 14-1

Posted  February 14, 2014

The red force’s simulated enemy plays a critical role as the opposing force during Red Flag 14-1 by providing U.S. and coalition combat forces from around the world challenges for tomorrow’s threats.

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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Experienced Airmen wanted: Continue your career in Reserve

Posted  February 14, 2014

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Force management programs will push thousands of active-duty Airmen out of their jobs, but opportunities exist in the Air Force Reserve for Airmen who don’t want to hang-up their uniforms for good. “Force management will cost many Airmen their jobs, but not necessarily their careers,” said Col. Steve Fulaytar, the Air…

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