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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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Desert Eagle RV Park has plenty to offer

Posted  February 28, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A secure, family friendly park that provides fun in the sun and a place to meet new friends, the Desert Eagle RV Park is available for active duty, retired military and civilians with base access to use. The park is located on the hospital side of Nellis AFB directly…

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557th ERHS paves way

Posted  February 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hannah Landeros Senior Airman Jason Collins rakes new asphalt at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 19. The asphalt will be paved into an access road for the newly built Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility. The CASF will house and provide medical care to wounded service members prior to…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted  February 28, 2014

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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99th SFS wins ACC Outstanding Large Security Forces Unit award

Posted  February 28, 2014

The results are in! The 99th Security Forces Squadron is the 2013 Air Combat Command Outstanding Large Security Forces Unit.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 28, 2014

Q.“How do you access Beneficiary Web Enrollment?” A. Beneficiaries may visit the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website and use any of the options below to log in: • Common Access Card Visit the DMDC website or call the DMDC Support Office at 1-800-477-8227 to learn how to get a CAC or reset your CAC PIN, or…

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Community Happenings – February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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Bataan Death March survivor receives final military honors

Posted  February 21, 2014

Courtesy photograph Retired Maj. Fredric Foz passed away Feb. 7 in Las Vegas. He was a Bataan Death March Survivor and a decorated World War II Veteran. Soldiers were marched down the only paved road in Bataan until they reached Camp O’Donnell, which was 65 miles away from their starting point. Each group of 100…

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Saying goodbye to my best friend

Posted  February 21, 2014

Dover Air Force Base, Del. — There are some experiences in life that are just miserable. Having to say goodbye to our family dog of 10 years provided me with one of my worst days. Cheyenne was a Rat Terrier mix we adopted from a pound when she was about 2-years-old. My wife and I often…

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Want to get promoted? Be an expert at your job first!

Posted  February 21, 2014

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — How many of us have heard our fellow Airmen say, “Want to get promoted? You’ve got to volunteer every weekend.” Many think the only way to win a quarterly award is to volunteer, pursue education and spend time kissing up to leadership. I have heard so many times in my…

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99th Communications Squadron moves into new facility

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Left: Airman 1st Class Jason Quiblat, 99th Communications Squadron circuit actions technician, and Staff Sgt. Lourdes Diaz, 99th CS NCO in charge of circuit actions, move boxes from building 589 Feb. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Communications Focal Point, executive communications, COMSEC program, wing…

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