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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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Tyndall Gate renamed to honor fallen Security Forces Airman

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Senior Airman David Greenwood, 99th Security Forces member, shakes hands with Christine Spaulding, mother of Tech. Sgt. Wesley Simons, during a dedication ceremony at the Tyndall Gate Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Tyndall Gate was renamed Simons Gate in honor of…

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First Sergeant stresses importance of on-the-spot corrections

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — A senior NCO asked me about five months ago if I had some time to discuss some [Airmen] issues. “Sure, let’s discuss it over lunch,” I replied. “I’ll meet you at the food court.” To my surprise the member asked if we could go somewhere else, and said that he…

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Safety Office explains top five reasons for Thanksgiving Day urgent care visits

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As Americans, we rejoice and celebrate the upcoming holiday season. However, Thanksgiving is the leading holiday for urgent care visits during the holiday season. Whether it is a burn, cut, food poisoning, sprain, strain or fracture or as simple as heartburn, have we learned anything from the mistakes we have…

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Thunderbirds honor fallen pilot with dedication of restored F-105 replica

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr. From left: Bill Devlin, Rick Dale, Mark Devlin, Shirley Buckley, and Bill Devlin. Buckley and her sons were the guests of honor at a ceremony Nov. 15 to dedicate an F-105 “Thunderchief” replica in front of the Thunderbirds hangar. Buckley’s late husband, Capt. Gene…

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99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6. Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march…

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99th ABW leaders visit Tule Springs fossil beds

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander (right), and Chief Master. Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief (center), survey fossil beds excavated by paleontologists in the 1960s during a tour of Tule Springs, Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. The fossil beds are…

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SFS offers installation access guidance for Nellis visitors

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If a civilian not affiliated with the U.S. military or Department of Defense wants to visit Nellis AFB there are certain procedures and rules that a visitor should be aware of prior to arriving at one of the installation’s gates for access. The 99th Security Forces Squadron stresses that visitors…

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Nellis Denny’s open for business

Posted  November 22, 2013

Airman 1st Class Colby Alexander, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, orders a smoothie at the Exchange Denny’s Fresh Express, Nov. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. As the newest addition to the Exchange food court, Denny’s offers menu options that were previously unavailable. All of the food prepared at Denny’s is fresh and…

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Annual Perioperative Nurse Week celebrates dedication to patient safety

Posted  November 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Perioperative nurses were recognized for their important role and commitment to safe patient care during the annual Perioperative Nurse Week here, Nov. 11 to Nov. 14. The Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center Operating Room consists of nine active duty service member nurses and four contract nurses who provide perioperative care…

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Airman survives conflict, gains perspective

Posted  November 22, 2013

U.S Air Force Capt. Merima White, 99th Medical Operations Squadron Family Medicine Residency resident physician, survived the Bosnian conflict as a young child and attributes her experiences to who she is today.

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