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CDOS 2014 comes to a close

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Many people view the Labor Day weekend as the end of summer and a last chance to travel, hit Lake Mead, fire up the grill or indulge in their favorite outdoor activity. No matter what activities Airmen choose to partake in during the long…

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Joint U.S. forces train together during integrated Green Flag exercise

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., taxis to the runway during Green Flag-West 14-10 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 21. Green Flag exercises give visiting units the opportunity to train in air-to-ground combat operations. Many of the…

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Get your caffeine at Coolbeans café

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The Coolbeans Café, a coffee shop serving Starbucks is now open in Hangar 1003 to serve the Airmen of Creech Air Force Base. Airmen interested in getting out of their work centers can visit the shop to have a cup of coffee, a pastry or even…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Local

Re-sale lot helps owners sell vehicles

The Nellis re-sale lot, or “lemon lot,” here is a place where Department of Defense ID cardholders can sell their privately-owned vehicles.

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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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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. — Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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USAFWC NCO STEP promoted

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force continues force management programs U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to…

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Red Flag 14-2 goes through final training missions

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A Belgian air force maintainer conducts a pre-flight inspection on a Belgian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a training mission during Red Flag 14-2, March 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. More than 440,000 service members have participated in Red Flag since…

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Proper protection; no brainer

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone experiences a hit to their head at some point in their life. After the event, some may be fine, but others might have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is a blow, jolt, or bump to…

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Airmen’s Center receives fresh start

Posted  March 21, 2014

At the end of a long work day when there is nothing pressing to do, head over to the newly renovated Airmen’s Center.

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Airmen honor fallen brother during EOD memorial run

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Col. Brian Hartless, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, and his son Ben run towards the finish line of the 4th Annual Michael J. Buras Memorial Run on March 15, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Buras was an EOD specialist assigned to the…

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In-flight refueling keeps aircraft airborne

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for his wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides different units, military branches and countries the opportunity to train together…

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Combat Search, Rescue participate in Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (left), and a Belgian military member scan the area while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag exercises have…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 21, 2014

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Community Happenings – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Medical center closure: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise March 25, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be closed for normal operations with the exception of the Emergency Room and inpatient services. All outpatient clinics, including the main pharmacy, satellite pharmacy, laboratory and radiology will be closed for normal operation in support of the…

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