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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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Community Happenings – January 18, 2012

Posted  January 18, 2013

DFAC Closure: The Crosswinds Dining Facility will be closing the kitchen for midnight meal Jan. 18 to fumigate. The front of the DFAC will remain open to Grab and Go and continental style breakfast (cereal, muffins etc.). NTTR Assumption of Command: Col. Stephen Lanford will assume command of the Nellis Test & Training Range at…

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Motorcycle track day offers speed, safety

Posted  January 18, 2013

There is nothing else on the road an average person can buy that accelerates, handles, or brakes like a modern day sport bike, but where can you go to enjoy these speeds and awesome handling characteristics without fear of a speeding ticket?

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Military basketball teams compete at Nellis, Vegas

Posted  January 18, 2013

The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons basketball team played a close game against the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Jan. 12, at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

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57th Wing holds annual load crew competition

Posted  January 18, 2013

The load crew competition took place this year, Jan. 11, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew members were evaluated on their safety, speed, and use of the checklist.

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman,…

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75 day leave carryover extended

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen with more than 60 days of leave at the beginning of next fiscal year may be able to carry it into the next fiscal year thanks to a provision in the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The provision extends the maximum leave carryover of 75 days through…

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AF releases new ‘vision’ document

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Corey Parrish Senior Airman Ryan Ott and Staff Sgt. Tim Sullivan, 36th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron F-22 Egress and Systems specialists, guide an F-22 canopy onto a Raptor at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released a new Vision document today outlining the force’s vision and…

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Ask The Doc

Posted  January 18, 2013

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE Plus? A: Signing up is easy. Simply complete a TRICARE Plus enrollment application and return it to the base hospital TRICARE office. Our mailing address is 99 MDG/SGST, ATTN: TRICARE Office, Nellis AFB, NV 89191. You can also enroll in our office Monday – Friday from 7:30…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Adamarie Lewis-Paige, Photo by Abner Guzman “Fit for Freedom” poster (AFNS) — Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating…

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