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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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Naturalization ceremony for 25 new citizens

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Taking the oath . . . U.S. Army Pfc. Heber Pereira, 63rd Brigade Support Battalion communications specialist, repeats the United States Oath of Allegiance alongside other newly naturalized U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Nov. 9, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Twenty five…

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820th RED HORSE Motorcycle Mentorship Safety Ride

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman Briefing the importance of motorcycle safety to attendees. . . Col. Anthony Davit, 820th RED HORSE Squadron commander, briefs the importance of motorcycle safety to Airmen and civilians during the motorcycle mentorship safety course Nov. 09, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Air Force…

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Aviation Nation 2012 takes flight

Posted  November 16, 2012

Aviation Nation 2012 depicts the history of American aviation and salutes the recent accomplishments of America’s military in operations around the globe through numerous military and civilian ground displays

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Nellis Education Center policy changes

Posted  November 16, 2012

Mandatory Air Force and major command changes have altered some policies at the Nellis AFB Education Office.

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Spreading Cheer this Holiday Season

Posted  November 16, 2012

The Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants Council is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family gift drive. Planning is already underway for the 2012 holiday program and the council wants to get the word out to the Nellis Air Force Base community.

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Home heating tips for a safer winter

Posted  November 16, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Winter will soon be upon us as the cooler weather finally hits the Las Vegas valley and Nellis Air Force Base. Even though it doesn’t get as cold as other parts of the country, we still need to take the necessary steps to ensure we are prepared for the…

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820th RED HORSE at Construction Career Day 2012

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman Meeting a RED HORSE quarry instructor . . . U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Steven Chalupnik, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavement and construction craftsman, tells a group of high school students about his job as a quarry instructor during Construction Career Day Nov. 09, 2012, at…

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Cyber Flag 13-1

Posted  November 16, 2012

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Joel Melendez, Naval Network Warfare Command information systems analysis, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rogerick Montgomery, U.S. Cyber Command network analysis, and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jacob Harding, 780th Military Intelligence Brigade cyber systems analysis, analyze an exercise scenario during Cyber Flag 13-1, Nov. 8, 2012, at Nellis Air…

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Are You Hurting Those You Love?

Posted  November 16, 2012

The average smoker tries to quit 20 times before succeeding. Some people are motivated to stop smoking to improve their health. Others say they stopped smoking “cold turkey” for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, the bottom line is that it’s not easy to quit! You probably already know that smoking is bad for you, but…

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Ask The Doc

Posted  November 16, 2012

Q. I heard that my TRICARE benefits will no longer be available when the TriWest contract ends in April 2013. How can this be? A. I’m afraid you were misinformed. Your TRICARE benefits don’t end when health care delivery changes from TriWest to UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans around April 1, 2012. Though there may be…

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