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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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Think before you act: It only takes seconds for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Short takes command of 57th Wing

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Col. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, speaks to Airmen during the 57th WG change of command ceremony in the Thunderbird Hangar Feb. 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Short is responsible for 39 squadrons at 12 installations comprising the Air Force’s most diverse flying…

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New Navy Skipper takes command at Las Vegas NOSC

Posted  March 7, 2014

LAS VEGAS — It is a little unknown fact that Las Vegas has a U.S. Navy component. The Las Vegas Naval Operational Support Center, Reserve Center, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has some 270 reserve sailors and 16 full time active duty support staff. With 10 Naval units supporting the active duty component, the reservists…

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Royal Danish air force arrives for Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Royal Danish air force Lance Cpl. Lars Petersen, 727th Fighter Squadron crew chief from Skyrdstrup Air Base, Denmark, performs post flight checks during his squadron’s arrival for Red Flag 14-2 on the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flightline Feb. 26. Red Flag is conducted over the…

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Crosswinds beefs up for Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Senior Airman Cody Christensen, 99th Force Support Squadron food service worker, prepares food for serving at the Crosswinds Dining Facility March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The dining facility is increasing its food production to accommodate for the influx of troops participating in…

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Base chapel hosts Catholic priest familiarization tour

Posted  March 7, 2014

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Rash, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides briefing to Catholic priests during a “Come Be With Us” familiarization tour at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. base chapel, Feb. 26. The priests are civilians anticipating to be commissioned into U.S. Air Force chaplain’s corp.

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AF focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force’s Earth Day theme of “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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