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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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Empowering our Airmen

Posted  November 1, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — The beginning of a new fiscal year always brings a unique set of challenges. Fiscal year 2014 is no exception. Not only did we start off the fiscal year with a government-wide shutdown, but we now also find ourselves in a continuing resolution environment coupled with sequestration. For more than a…

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Care for others but care for yourself

Posted  November 1, 2013

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — April 4, 2008, my sister awoke for the last time to a world that had not always treated her with kindness. We were two weeks shy of her 31st birthday, and six weeks shy of a family wedding … my wedding. April 4 would be the last day I…

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Wing commander stresses priorities at commander’s call

Posted  November 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads stretches during a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Oct. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants warmed up and stretched before a…

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Airmen evade undead during Zombie 5 kilometer run

Posted  November 1, 2013

An airman from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., runs from zombies down Tyndall Road Oct. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Zombie 5 kilometer Run, hosted by the Nellis and Creech AFBs’ Dorm Council, began at Freedom Park and concluded at the Nellis Sports Pavilion. Each participant wore flags similar to flag football…

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MDSS Airmen collect, dispose expired medication

Posted  November 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Staff Sgt. Nakeisha Alexander, 99th Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician, prepares expired medication for disposal at the Exchange Oct. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Unused and expired medications were turned in for proper disposition by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations detachment on…

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Airmen test performance during occupational physical therapy open house

Posted  November 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Corey Terrell, 99th Security Forces Squadron response force member, performs a plank during the second annual occupational and physical therapy open house at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Oct. 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants were timed to see who could…

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Violators of PII will have AFNET accounts locked

Posted  November 1, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation. “We are taking several steps to improve notification and reporting of PII incidents,” said General William L. Shelton, the Commander of Air Force Space…

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Maintenance makes RPA history possible

Posted  November 1, 2013

Checklist were run, hatches checked, and missions briefed as the crew chiefs, support units and air crew carefully prepared an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft for flight...

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From chevrons to brass: LEAD Program helps Airmen commission

Posted  November 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Enlisted Airmen interested in getting commissioned can reach their goal through the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development Program. Approximately 170 highly competitive slots are available for direct entry to the Air Force Academy and the Preparatory School. Eighty-five of these slots are only open to active-duty Airmen. In order to apply directly…

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Husband replaces re-deploying budget technician

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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