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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

Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted  September 28, 2012

Five installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here Sept. 20.

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Nellis says farewell to contracted gate guards

Posted  September 28, 2012

Effective Oct. 1, contracted gate guards will no longer man entry control points to the base.

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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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Five precautions and preventions for this Flu Season

Posted  September 28, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing are some of the symptoms that let everyone know the flu season is back in full swing. The flu season can begin as early as October and lasts throughout winter with the most cases traditionally documented as occurring between January and March. “When I think…

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Using the power of your vote . . .

Posted  September 28, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — No one has to miss out on getting their vote in for the upcoming general election. With FVAP.gov voting for military members, it is simpler than ever. The 2012 general election will be held Nov. 6 and deadlines to register absentee ballots are state-dependent and can be found at…

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Homeland Security conducts a field training exercise at Nellis

Posted  September 28, 2012

  Marcus Custer, Homeland Security Investigations special agent, instructs other HSI special agents, during the Rapid Response Team Field Familiarization and Disaster Response Training exercise Sept. 20, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HSI special agents selected Nellis AFB for the training location because of its ideal facilities, equipment, and military support, as well…

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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted  September 28, 2012

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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Nellis Creech, NTTR excel during safety inspection

Posted  September 28, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range completed an external Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program inspection that ran Sept.17 to 21. ESOHCAMP is a management tool used to assist base leadership in managing their environmental, safety and occupational health programs more effectively…

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Honoring the Prisoners of War and the Missing in Action

Posted  September 28, 2012

  Laying the wreath . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Prisoner of War survivors watch Senior Airman Brandon Wells, Nellis Honor Guard trainer, lay the ceremonial wreath on a stand during a remembrance ceremony as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day Sept. 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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VA fills first phase of Veterans Retraining Program to enhance job skills

Posted  September 28, 2012

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved applications for all 45,000 slots available in fiscal year 2012 under the successful Veterans Retraining Assistance Program and is in the process of approving applications for a total of 54,000 slots available in FY 2013. “At VA, we know first-hand that Veterans make exceptional employees, which…

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