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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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VA warns of marketing scam

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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Airman missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced Dec. 9 that the remains of an Airman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr. of New Haven, Conn., will be buried Dec. 13,…

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USAJOBS urges job seekers to ensure application is complete

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — So you have just found your dream job — now what? Do you know how to complete the application? In 2010, the Air Force transitioned all fill actions to a resume-based system; but, the Total Force Service Center continues to receive calls from applicants unsure of how to complete…

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Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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New year is perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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AF appoints new space deputy

Posted  December 13, 2013

A new Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space was appointed Nov. 18 to lead the way in innovation in Space.

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Security Forces challenge Airmen’s physical, mental abilities

Posted  December 13, 2013

A recent endurance course consisting of seven stations tested Nellis teams both mentally and physically.

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Community Happenings – December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

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. Essentials of Credit: Using Credit Wisely: Dec. 13, Jan. 14, March 11, May 13, Jul. 8,…

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DOD, TSA partner to provide military TSA Precheck at 100 Airports

Posted  December 12, 2013

WASHINGTON — Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard, as well as reservists and National Guard members are eligible for expedited Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, screening beginning Dec. 20. As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one size fits all security approach and provide more of the traveling…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 12, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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