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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Independent duty medical technicians tend to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Silver Flag Alpha range complex, Nev., March 31. The event culminated in a full-spectrum response exercise, beginning with response to combat casualties at Silver Flag, evacuation to a simulated treatment facility…

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Stand-out teen strives to inspire

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Davin Watson, 99th Force Support Squadron youth center teen director, and Caleb Franceschini, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, pose for a photo at the Youth Center on Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15. Franceschini also won Nevada’s Military Youth of the Year award…

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Fed coyotes dangerous to Airmen

Courtesy photo A coyote walks across the road near the air traffic control tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 26. With coyote sightings becoming more frequent on base, Airmen need to be aware of the risk they pose not only to people but aircraft as well. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Coyotes…

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A-10s deploy to Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden A row of U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron park off the runway during a theater security package deployment at Campia Turzii, Romania, April 1. The aircraft deployed to Romania in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve to bolster…

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Sacrifices of military child recognized during April

To highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military community’s youngest members, the Department of Defense observes April as the Month of the Military Child.


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Renter’s insurance obligation waved in privatized housing

Posted  April 3, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renter’s insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted  April 3, 2015

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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Operation Joint Medic trains medical personnel

Posted  April 3, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Colleen Urban Capt. Deborah Lichota, a clinical nurse assigned to the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, applies a make-shift tourniquet to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 27. The exercise forced medical professionals to treat patients…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 3, 2015

Q: What’s a transitional survivor? A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. After three years, coverage for children doesn’t change — they’re covered as active…

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Community Happenings – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Pharmacy services to consolidate: On March 23 the main outpatient pharmacy at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be undergoing reconstruction and will move operations to…

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Nellis prepares for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Posted  April 2, 2015

Among the various horrific tragedies that have taken place in the world, one of the most well-known is the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of more than six million Jews in World World II by the Nazi regime.

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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with…

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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 27, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to…

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