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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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Physical training uniform shortages through summer

Posted  April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer. The new issued IPTU is made with a softer fabric and will replace the legacy physical training uniform, which was made…

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SecAF addresses women in national security

Posted  April 4, 2014

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the topic of women serving in combat roles during a Women In International Security-sponsored event to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Stimson Center, March 28. “In the Air Force, we were already leading the pack in terms of integration of women,” said James, who…

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Air Force Wounded Warriors Trials 2014 arrive at Nellis

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Cody Caraker, adaptive sports camp participant, cycles through Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Area 2 during an Air Force Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp Feb. 26. The 2014 Warrior Games Selection Camp will begin April 7 with 100 athletes coming from across the United States to…

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99th CES firefighters train to make difference

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Carl Lambert, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron fire captain, prepares for live fire suppression training at the aircraft burn trainer March 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Training sessions prepare Airmen for possible real world scenarios of aircraft catching fire on the flightline. NELLIS AIR…

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Air Force names 2013 Sijan award winners

Posted  April 4, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Two officers and two enlisted Airmen have been named the 2013 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Sijan award, first presented in 1981, was named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor….

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Leadership lessons: Protecting castle

Posted  April 4, 2014

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — In my position as the command chief, I always take advantage of the many opportunities to speak with Airmen. I often ask them several canned questions just to get the conversation rolling. “Where are you from?”, “Why did you join the Air Force?”, “Have you called your mom…

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Training affiliation agreement ensures medical skills are maintained

Posted  April 4, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard U.S. Air Force surgeons assigned to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, Nellis Air Force Base discuss a patient’s medical records March 28 at University Medical Center, Las Vegas. MOFMC Airmen are provided the opportunity to maintain their medical expertise by participating in a joint…

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Civilian personnel manage careers with myPers

Posted  April 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — myPers, the Air Force official online source for personnel policy, information and day-to-day transactions, empowers civilian employees to manage their careers. “This resource can save employees an infinite amount of time by providing direct online access to answers and valuable information about many of the everyday personnel concerns and the…

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Community Happenings – April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter 99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy hosts Drug Take Back Day The 99th Medical Support Squadron Pharmacy will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 25 and 26 at the Nellis Air Force Base Exchange. The pharmacy will accept any tablets,…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 11, 2014

Q.“I have TRICARE For Life; what are my costs?” A.Most of the time, you won’t have cost shares because both Medicare and TRICARE cover most services. You’ll pay out-of-pocket when only Medicare or only TRICARE pay for a service or when either plan won’t pay. Service Is Medicare Pays TRICARE Pays You Pay Covered by…

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