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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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‘Honoring our Past – Ensuring our Future’: Tuskegee Airmen mentor Las Vegas youth

Posted  August 10, 2012

Las Vegas youth, Tuskegee Airmen and Air Reserve Command Airmen filled the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino event room this year to listen to key note speakers and International Black Aviators Convention members...

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Missoula Children’s Theatre will perform at Nellis

Posted  August 10, 2012

Nellis children perform in the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “King Arthur’s Quest” Aug. 12, 2011, in the Base Theater at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev....

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Community Happenings – August 9, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

Road Construction The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will be closing Depot Road at the intersection of Ellsworth and Depot Rd. from Aug. 10 – 16. CES is doing parking lot construction adjacent to Depot Rd. and half of the roadway will have to be dug up as part of the construction.   Settlement of Estate…

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Training exercises enhance international relations

Posted  August 3, 2012

Central Colombia and southern Nevada are vastly different locations. The terrain, weather and operational environments between each location vary to the extremes. So what drives an air force to briefly trade the...

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Red Flag 12-4 completes exercise successfully

Posted  August 3, 2012

More than 1,800 people, 17 units, and 94 aircraft from around the world participated in Red Flag 12-4, a two-week-long large-scale flying exercise conducted by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center, that ended July 29...

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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I…

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My job is prosecuting sexual assault

Posted  August 3, 2012

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Here’s a simple truth…sexual offenders reject our core values of integrity, service and excellence, in favor of following their own base, undisciplined, criminal desires. Most sexual assaults committed by Airmen are “blue on blue,” or Airmen victimizing other Airmen. So in addition to rejecting our core values, these undisciplined Airmen reject the…

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State attorney general indicts Nellis AFB contractor for theft

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Nevada attorney general announced the indictment of a contractor working in the plastic surgery department of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here July 30. Shanita Flax was charged with 18 counts of theft and one count of attempted theft. One of her duties was to discuss pricing with women considering a breast augmentation…

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2nd Quarter Installation Award winners announced

Posted  August 3, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis recently announced its installation award winners for the second quarter. Listed below are the awards and the names of the winners.   Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman David Cook, 57th Wing   Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter: Tech Sgt. Tiffany Bailey, 99th Air Base Wing   Senior…

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Building dedication ceremony

Posted  August 3, 2012

U.S. Air Force Gen. Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command commander, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., and Col. Gregory Patschke, Joint Electromagnetic Preparedness for Advanced Combat director, cut a ribbon during a building dedication ceremony July 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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