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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Events

Fire Prevention Week turns up heat!

Fire Prevention Week was held from Oct. 9 to 15. This year’s campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represented the final of a three-year effort to educate the public about essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

U.S. Air Force photo by Susan Garcia Salutes & Awards

USAFWS scheduler’s award-winning expertise is ‘backbone’ of school

The new squadron commander pauses in the delivery of his speech at the change-of-command ceremony. He searches the crowd until he finds a person standing in the back of the aircraft hangar.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Salutes & Awards

On Fire! 99th CES Fire Protection wins DOD Awards

When it comes to fire protection and emergencies, Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases rely on trained specialists, prepared for anything. The men and women of the Fire Emergency Services department have risen to the challenge and they’ve earned the awards to prove it.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Events

Nellis celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 was National Hispanic Heritage Month and was a time to recognize the contributions and important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States.

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett Air Force

Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary

For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served.

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2016 Fire Prevention Week proclamation is signed

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the 2016 Fire Prevention Week Proclamation with members of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight and Sparky on Sept. 19, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fire Prevention Week starts on Oct. 9 and…

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Health & Safety

Time to get your flu shot

Posted  October 7, 2016

Col. David Avila, Nevada Test and Training Range commander receives a flu vaccine from Staff Sgt. Mark Butanis, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron medical technician, on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 29. The flu, also known as influenza, is a highly contagious virus that is spread every year, usually between October and May. The flu…

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NAFB celebrates Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Veterans stand and salute during the opening ceremony of Retiree Appreciation Day at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 19. The celebration honored the men and women who retired from the U.S. military. Nellis AFB, local and national organizations had tables set up to distribute information….

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NDI: catching microscopic problems

Posted  October 7, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Charles Duke, Mission First Support Services non-destructive inspection technician, attaches a laser pointer prior to taking an x-ray in the NDI Lab on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Sept. 28. The NDI Lab is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week due to…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 7, 2016

Express Scripts Inc., the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, will implement a change to the TRICARE retail pharmacy network Dec. 1, 2016. This change adds all Walgreens pharmacies to the network, and removes all CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores. Beneficiaries who continue to fill a prescription at CVS after the change will pay the full…

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