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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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Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 21, 2012

Thanks to many who have served our country….   Explaining the EOD mission . . . Airman 1st Class Amanda Ponce, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to Theodore Swenson, a United States Air Force retiree, about EOD’s mission during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Ops group celebrates base-wide unity with Oktoberfest celebration

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Operations Group will host an Oktoberfest celebration at The Club at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 to promote base-wide unity. There will be live music and German food and drinks at the event, and all Department of Defense ID card holders are welcome to attend. “Oktoberfest brings…

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Good Grades Pay Off at Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between six to nine times as they complete their K-12 education, and with geographical moves comes changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army…

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Nellis Exchange ‘Shuttles’ Increased Selection to Creech Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military Families living and working near Creech AFB enjoy the same selection as those at Nellis AFB, merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything from…

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Community Happenings – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tyndall Ave. closure due to construction: A small segment of Tyndall Ave., directly in front of Building 441, will be closed to through traffic from approximately Sept. 17 through Oct. 5 due to construction. Utilities will be installed into a new hangar facility during this time. Detour routes will be posted, utilizing Griffis Ave. and…

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2012 CFC kicks off at Nellis, Creech and NTTR

Posted  September 14, 2012

The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 7 and will conclude Dec. 15.

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99th Medical Group treats scabies outbreak

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — About 150 patients were treated at the Mike O-Callaghan Federal Medical Center for rashes consistent with scabies Sept. 11 and 12. Scabies is an easily-treatable skin rash caused by the human “itch mite,” or Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a…

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Losing Your Future to Sexual Assault

Posted  September 14, 2012

(AFNS) — “I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my…

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Airmen help base, community with clean-up efforts

Posted  September 14, 2012

Airmen teamed up with the city of North Las Vegas to clean an area of the local community Sept. 9, 2012.

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Air Force celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base will host a celebration of the Air Force’s 65th birthday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 22. All military and civilian employees assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range are invited to…

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