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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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Community Happenings – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 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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Suicide Prevention: Risks and Warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.— September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Everyone should understand that before intervention, before support; even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support…

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AFRC wins Peacemaker of the Year Award

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center staff has won the Mediators of Southern Nevada, Peacemaker of the Year Award Sept. 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Mediators of Southern Nevada was founded in 1992 and is an organization dedicated to the education, promotion, and support of alternative dispute…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 21, 2012

Q: Why am I able to dispose of some medications in the trash as long as they’re mixed with an unpalatable substance and sealed but others I cannot? A: Some medications, while safe and effective when used as prescribed, are especially harmful to children, pets or anyone else if taken accidentally. Harmful effects can include…

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Air Force Celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted  September 21, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Happy 65th Birthday to the Air Force . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Airman Andreas Morgan, 99th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, cut a cake Sept. 18, 2012 at the Cross Winds Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Tobacco Cessation: HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families by offering a variety of classes and services. One class offered at the HAWC is the tobacco cessation class. Tobacco cessation offers dependency advice, guidance and support to people wishing to kick the…

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Successful Retiree Appreciation Day a team effort

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day was held at the Thunderbird hangar Sept. 15. The event offered an information fair, where 65 different vendors provided information and medical screenings to approximately 810 retirees. It also featured a military working dog demonstration from…

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STARBASE NELLIS celebrates community partnerships with grand opening

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 926th Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its STARBASE NELLIS academy here Sept. 12.

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A day for Constitutional conversation

Posted  September 21, 2012

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution. As federal employees, we commemorate that anniversary with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Specifically, this day was established to ensure all federal agency employees have the opportunity to learn more about America’s great charter,…

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Airmen conduct out of cycle FOD walk due to construction

Posted  September 21, 2012

A FOD walk is a necessary step to ensure pilot and aircraft safety by removing bits of debris from areas where it may do damage to airframes.

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