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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Nellis MSgt named Lance P. Sijan award winner

Master Sgt. Janell McGivern, 823rd Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, was recently named the winner of the 2014 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award in the senior enlisted category.

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Luke Lightning strikes at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway for a training exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., April 15. Maintainers and operations personnel from Luke AFB and Eglin AFB, Fla., came to Nellis AFB with 10…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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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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Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

Posted  April 17, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The first Earth Day occurred April 22, 1970, and was introduced by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. More than 20 million people and thousands of local schools and communities participated in the first Earth Day in the U.S. Across the Air Force today, installations are taking aggressive strides…

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Chaplain assistant follows voice of God

Posted  April 17, 2015

When one thinks of a security forces member, images of a weapon toting, straight-to-the point Airman who only talks when pulling someone over may come to mind.

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Pharmacy provides exceptional patient care

Posted  April 17, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With a high operation tempo base like Nellis AFB, the satellite pharmacy here is working hard to provide exceptional patient care to the active duty, Reserve, guard, civilian and retiree population. With construction currently underway at the main outpatient pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, most of…

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General Elwell honors Dunaway with new Reserve center

Posted  April 17, 2015

U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Fernando Ochoa Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, and Brig. Gen. Kurt Hardin, 79th Sustainment Support Command deputy commanding general, and other VIPs were in attendance at the Grand Opening of the George W. Dunaway Army Reserve Center Memorialization Ceremony, named after the the second…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  April 17, 2015

Q: I’m an active duty service member about to start terminal leave. How do I get health care? A: How you get care when you’re on terminal leave depends on whether you have a military or primary care manager. Before going on terminal leave, get all routine care, including any medical examinations or evaluations needed…

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57th MXG load crew competition tests speed, accuracy, teamwork

Posted  April 17, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Staff Sgt. Travis Brown, Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, loads a munition onto an F-15 Eagle during a quarterly weapons load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 10. Weapons load crews compete in the quarterly competition for a chance…

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Community Happenings – April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. 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…

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Operation Joint Medic tests combat casualty care skills in realistic setting

Posted  April 10, 2015

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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99th Medical Group wins research awards

Posted  April 10, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group’s Family Medicine Residency and Clinical Investigation Program recently took home two research awards. The CIP was presented with the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 2014 Training and Education Award and the FMR was presented with the 2015 Outstanding Achievement in Scholarly Activity…

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Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted  April 10, 2015

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal. Just…

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