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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 – August 17, 2012

Posted  August 17, 2012

The 3rd Annual Nellis, Creech and NTTR Military Child Education and Special Needs Forum will be held on Aug. 22 from 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. at the Club on Nellis AFB. To register or for more information call (702) 652-3327. Missoula Children’s Theatre presents: The Secret Garden. Performances will be held today at 6 p.m….

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SECAF visits Nellis and surrounding community

Posted  August 10, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley is greeted by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey G. Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, after landing Aug. 6, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Satellite pharmacy reopens drive-thru service

Posted  August 10, 2012

The 99th Medical Support Squadron Satellite Pharmacy reopened Aug. 6 after improvements to its three-lane drive-thru were finished...

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Health & Safety

Help arrives in my darkest hour

Posted  August 10, 2012

Just before leaving Afghanistan in May 2011, I had to accomplish an online post-deployment health assessment and was flagged by many of my responses...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
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Construction continues on water lines

Posted  August 10, 2012

Construction began on an existing 60-year-old water line along Tyndall Avenue and the flightline here in September 2010 and continues still, due to unexpected problems...

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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Miller
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Veterans

New VA Medical Center dedicated

Posted  August 10, 2012

The first Veterans Affairs Medical Center ever built in southern Nevada and the first built in the United States in 17 years was dedicated August 6th by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki, with more than 700 people in attendance.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman
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Personal protective equipment can save lives

Posted  August 10, 2012

Motorcycle personal protective equipment is a mandatory requirement for all military members both on and off-duty....

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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Back to School Physicals

Posted  August 10, 2012

The Nellis Pediatric Clinic is hosting additional Sports/School Physical Nights on Aug. 13 and Aug. 22. Parents can call the appointment line at 653-CARE(2273) to schedule.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders
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Sports

Marines update annual aquatic training

Posted  August 10, 2012

Marines from the 6th Motor Battalion, a Marine Reserve Battalion participate in their annual aquatic training, Aug. 4, 2012, at the Nellis Warrior Fitness Center in the pool. The training in this allows the Marines to fulfill all their training requirements in a safe environment.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sandes
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Chapel Outreach Program encourages networking through sports

Posted  August 10, 2012

Chapel Outreach program participants participated in a three-on-three basketball game Aug. 4, 2012, at the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev, part of the base chapel’s sports day and their outreach program.

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