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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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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted  February 21, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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57th Wing commander says goodbye to Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, reflects on his time at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 14. The 57th WG provides advanced aerospace training to world-wide combat air forces and showcases aerospace power to the world. Additionally, the wing conducts advanced aircrew, space, logistics and command…

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Airman Leadership Class 14-B graduates 79 airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School 13 February 14. Class 14-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Brian Terry – 99th Security Forces Squadron Academic Achievement Award: Senior Airman Brian Reilly – 799th Air Base Squadron Leadership Award: SrA…

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SecAF: Future force in ready, capable hands

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske The Honorable Deborah L. James, Secretary of the Air Force, renders a salute during pass and review at the basic military training graduation Jan. 31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. During her visit, James toured dormitory facilities and visited with officials at the 24th Air Force Headquarters before…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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CMSAF: ‘Don’t ever apologize for living our Air Force Core Values’

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s top enlisted leader released his February edition of Roll Call Feb. 18, detailing the importance of holding high standards and fighting off complacency. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody discusses the importance of core values, saying integrity first, service…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force community is encouraged to kick off 2014 by voting online for the best anti-tobacco video in the Department of Defense-sponsored Fight the Enemy until March 14. Five finalists have been selected for public voting, including two Air Force entrants. The contest videos capture the theme of tobacco use as the…

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Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted  February 21, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — Air Force Personnel officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen in the field and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions – on…

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Nellis hosts 2014 military soccer tournament

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Sean Cuevas, number 20 and Nellis Air Force Base soccer team mid-fielder, dribbles around Edwards AFB defenders Feb. 15 at the soccer field behind the Warrior Fitness Center at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the 2014 Nellis Cup Military Soccer Tournament, two games were played per…

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820th RED HORSE hosts Life of a Warrior challenge

Posted  February 21, 2014

The 820th RED HORSE Life of a Warrior challenge was held in Area 2 Feb. 13 at Nellis

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