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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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Motorcycle safety at forefront of CDOS

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Service members await instructions during the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Riders Course May 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course provides three days of motorcycle training to teach the basics of safely riding a motorcycle on and off base. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Technical difficulties delay start of ECARS

Posted  June 6, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Airman 1st Class Gregory Vasquez, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, checks a common access card June 3, 2014 at the entrance of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Employee-Certification and Reporting System program which was scheduled to begin June 1, has been postponed until further notice due…

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Community Happenings – June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 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. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 13, 2014

Q.“Can I choose a civilian network provider?” A.If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the United Healthcare Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for review and approval…

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Sunscreen saves lives

Posted  June 13, 2014

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — “One in five people will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime,” according to Maj. Shelley Aldrich, 374th Medical Group chief of Dermatology. That can be a sombering fact for sun lovers and those who like to make regular trips to their local indoor tanning facility. The three most…

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a healthy…

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Molding youth into excellence

Posted  June 13, 2014

As summer shines on Nellis AFB the 99th Force Support Squadron Youth Center moves into full swing.

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USAFADS announces 2015 officer selections

Posted  June 13, 2014

Gen. Mike Hostage III, commander of Air Combat Command, has officially released the names of the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron later this year, to begin preparations for the 2015 demonstration season.

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Stay alive: If you drink don’t drive

Posted  June 13, 2014

Airmen are constantly reminded not to drink and drive due to the illegality and safety concerns. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, an estimated 32 percent of fatal car crashes involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. Airmen that receive a DUI are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military…

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AF implements new feedback process July 1

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In a recent message to Airmen, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III announced plans to begin implementing a more comprehensive Air Force evaluation system for officers and enlisted members. The first step in the process will be the July…

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