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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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National parks free for active duty families

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Active duty families can now take advantage of free passes granting entrance to all 397 national parks. “We all owe a debt to those who sacrifice so much to protect our country,” said Lake Mead National Recreation Area Superintendent William K. Dickinson. “We are proud to recognize these brave…

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Five Airmen become citizens at Lake Mead ceremony

Posted  May 24, 2012

Five Airmen were among 24 newly naturalized citizens who received their certificates of citizenship at a Lake Mead, Nev., ceremony May 18.

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STARBASE Nellis teaches, reaches Las Vegas Valley students

Posted  May 24, 2012

STARBASE Nellis opened its classroom doors Apr. 23 to Las Vegas Valley youth, instructing them in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Phishing scam targets military cardholders

Posted  May 24, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A scam affecting military personnel led the Nellis finance office to issue a warning of a virus threat. Air Force government travel card contractor Citi reported to the Air Force that a bogus email designed to resemble Citi’s own correspondence was being circulated in…

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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted  May 24, 2012

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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Warrior of the Week Young

Posted  May 24, 2012

Staff Sgt. Robert Young III 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Nellis AFB, Nev. Customer Service Liaison Supervisor Time at Nellis: 5 years Time in Air Force: 5 years Hometown: Cortland, N.Y. What does your job consist of? My job is troubleshooting materiel management concerns and customer feedback…

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Nellis AFB lieutenant to compete at national racquetball tourney

Posted  May 24, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Maurice Mckoy, 99th Comptroller Squadron financial officer, dives to hit the racquetball May 17, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. McKoy has been playing competitive racquet ball for more than 12 years and was hand-picked by the chief of…

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Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24

Posted  May 24, 2012

Caring for People Forum School Support Group, May 24:  The Airman & Family Readiness Center is in need of 12-15 participants for the Caring for People Forum School Support Group, scheduled for May 24. Servicemembers, dependents, civilians, and teens with ideas and concerns about local military child education can lend their recommendations to a group…

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Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 – Facilities Hours of Operation

Posted  May 24, 2012

Commissary Operating Hours, May 28: Commissary is closed for the holiday   Nellis Exchange Memorial Day hours of operation: Retail Operations – May 28: Main Store: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Military Clothing Store: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 24 Hr Express\Class 6: Normal hours   Creech Air Force Base, May 28: Creech Expresses: Closed  …

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Turboprop Aircraft challenge Weapons School pilots

Posted  May 18, 2012

A low-flying aircraft will take to the Nevada skies this month, offering Air Force pilots a new threat to reckon with. For the first time ever, the T-6A Texan II will fly as an aggressor aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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