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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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New Navy Skipper takes command at Las Vegas NOSC

Posted  March 7, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It is a little unknown fact that Las Vegas has a U.S. Navy component. The Las Vegas Naval Operational Support Center, Reserve Center, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has some 270 reserve sailors and 16 full time active duty support staff. With 10 Naval units supporting the active duty component, the reservists…

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Short takes command of 57th Wing

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Col. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during the 57th WG change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird Hangar Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Short is responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations comprising the Air Force’s most diverse flying…

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Think before you act: It only takes seconds for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Colleen urban, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs broadcaster, kisses her son Killian Urban on the cheek. SOUTHWEST ASIA — Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how…

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Airman’s bravery earns Portrait of Courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Maj. Robert S. Thrower, 315th Weapons Squadron operations officer, was recognized in the Portraits in Courage volume eight for his heroic actions. Thrower received the recognition after saving 48 high school students and six faculty members before a bus wheel well exploded. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — An Airman from Nellis AFB saved…

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Community Happenings – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Bazaar: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club will be hosting a bazaar 5-8 p.m., March 25 in the Thunderbirds Hangar. More than 30 local spouses are scheduled to be selling goodies and gifts. Other events will include photos with the Thunderbirds, food trucks and music. Spring Fling and Family Day: March 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 14, 2014

Q.“How do I transfer my prescriptions from my local retail pharmacy to TRICARE’s home delivery option?   “ A. Transferring your prescriptions to home delivery is easy! Call the Express Scripts Member Choice Center at 1-877-363-1433 and they will call your provider to get a new written prescription for home delivery. Transferring your prescriptions over…

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RED FLAG 14-2 ends today

Posted  March 14, 2014

This year's exercise draws down.

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2014 QDR presumes future includes more risk, less money

Posted  March 14, 2014

The 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review isn’t like previous reviews, a senior Defense Department official said March 10. Christine E. Wormuth, deputy undersecretary of defense for strategy, plans and force development spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The QDR is a congressionally mandated review of DOD strategy and priorities. It is intended to…

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Air Force officials announce FY15 force structure changes

Posted  March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released force structure changes March 10 resulting from the fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget announced March 4. To ensure the service successfully transitions to a leaner force that remains ready, the Air Force plans to remove almost 500 aircraft across the inventories of all three components over the next five years….

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