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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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Competition heats up: AF wounded warriors display athletic prowess

Posted  April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Warrior athletes listen to instructions before a seated volleyball practice at the Air Force Wounded Warrior Team Trials at the Warrior Fitness Center, April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fitness and teamwork are a way of military life. Serious illness or injury can…

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‘Life of a Warrior’ strengthens resiliency pillars

Posted  April 11, 2014

There are many different workout programs available, but most are concentrated on just the physical fitness only. Very few fitness platforms focus on the whole-person concept to include the physical, mental, social and spiritual pillars of resiliency. Luckily though, the Life of a Warrior practiced on Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases does just that.

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AF updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists

Posted  April 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in fiscal year 2014. Officers from 33 Air Force specialty codes by year group and enlisted…

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Academy of Country Music ‘salutes troops’ during concert

Posted  April 11, 2014

Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen were honored as well as performed during the Academy of Country Music’s “An All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 7.

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Nellis sets up for first AF Wounded Warrior Team Trials

Posted  April 11, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Setting up transportation, supplying seating and providing sports equipment were just a few of the items on the laundry list of things to do in preparation for the 2014 Air Force Wounded Warrior Team Trials here April 7. With this competition being the first of its kind, Nellis AFB along…

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New 99th CS Network Control Center opens

Posted  April 11, 2014

Left to right: Col. Charles Perham, 99th Mission Support Group commander, Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, Peter Pupparo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers resident engineer, and Danny Fonseca, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers construction representative, cut a ribbon April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ribbon cutting ceremony signifies the…

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Nellis holds force management town hall meeting

Posted  April 11, 2014

Master Sgt. Rachel Crittle, 99th Force Support Squadron military personnel section superintendent, answers questions during a force management town hall meeting April 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Representatives from multiple organizations on base were present to answer questions regarding the effects force management will have on their organizations.

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99th SFS wins 2013 AF Large Security Forces Unit Award

Posted  April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Jordan Young, right, 99th Security Forces Squadron training instructor administers pepper spray to Staff Sgt. Anthony Dykhuis, 99th SFS unit training manager, April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The level one inoculation pepper spray training enhances the capability of SF members in…

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Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

Posted  April 11, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2014 Air Force Earth Day theme is “Conserve Today — Secure Tomorrow.” The theme focuses on mission sustainability. Mission accomplishment is achieved without compromise and operates into the future without decline of the natural and man-made systems. The first Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970, introduced by U.S. Senator…

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Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

Posted  April 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aguilera, who is a survivor of the June 9, 2010 “Pedro 66” helicopter crash in southwest Afghanistan,…

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