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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 – May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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Volunteers rejuvenate environmental growth

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Master Sgt. Dana Vaughan, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental element NCO in charge, uses a leaf blower to clear leafs from a decorative rock area of the Maj. Gen. Billy McCoy Environmental Grove during a group cleanup event April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Military children honored during parade

Posted  May 2, 2014

Jada Dixson marches with her classmates in the Month of the Military Child parade in front of the Child Development Center April 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Month of the Military Child is celebrated all throughout April. Every day of the week throughout April, there is a different theme to help celebrate the Month of…

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Creech children attend military Take Our Daughters, Sons to Work Day

Posted  May 2, 2014

The sons and daughters of service members stationed here were welcomed on base with their families as part of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program April 24.

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests…

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AF top Airman gives insight to budget decisions

Posted  May 2, 2014

“The demand for what the Air Force provides is on the rise; unfortunately, the supply is going in the other direction,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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April 23 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s update features the latest voluntary and involuntary matrices, officer reduction in force boards, and voluntary separation pay and temporary early retirement authority information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Updated matrices now available Updated voluntary and involuntary…

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Engineer deploys to Belize for humanitarian mission

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar Airman 1st Class Sterling Depew, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavements and heavy equipment operator, lays block at the Stella Maris school construction site, April 3, 2014, Belize City, Belize. U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine engineers are partnering with members of the Belize Defence Force to…

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B-1 bombers blast off into night

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam middle left: A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-1B Lancers can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against…

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Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Shanika Stewart, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, adjusts IMPACT portable suction unit inside an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ATC is a deployable medical tent to support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care…

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