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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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Cody testifies to commission on total force

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman testified in front of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Oct. 25 in Arlington, Va., giving his perspective of the total force and the challenges to building the best balance for the future.

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President announces intent to nominate key AF position

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several key administration posts Oct. 30, to include a pivotal Air Force position. According to the announcement, Dr. William LaPlante Jr. was named to be nominated by the president as assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. LaPlante is currently the principal deputy assistant…

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PMEL Airmen maintain, calibrate equipment

Posted  November 1, 2013

PMEL uses pressure-temperature test sets and other techniques to simulate in-flight pressure conditions.

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AADD receives new computer to coordinate pickups, track volunteer hours

Posted  November 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Jessica Brown and Senior Airman Thomas Jara, 99th Communications Squadron executive communication team members, set up the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving computer Oct. 28 in the Samek Airmen’s Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new computer will help to log volunteer hours and coordinate pick-ups for Airmen who request a…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 1, 2013

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the Department of Defense is still the primary payer. Double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an Active…

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Community Happenings – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Airmen test, educate base populace during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Master Sgt. Jeff Johnson, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron medical surgery flight chief, applies makeup to Capt. Steven Fisher, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy officer, during moulage in preparation for the “Thanks for Asking” Campaign, a Domestic Abuse Awareness Month event Oct. 21 at Nellis Air…

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Chapel celebrates 50 years of connecting people

Posted  October 25, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As the chapel celebrates its 50th Anniversary this October, 50 years can seem like a long time, but age is relative. For example, there are ongoing debates of how old the universe is, its existence ranging from thousands to billions of years. Consider that the United States is only 237…

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I’ll flip you for it attitude

Posted  October 25, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — “I’ll flip you for it.”  I’m sure we’ve all heard those words, but I’m willing to bet not many have heard them come from a noncommissioned officer. When I first heard those words nearly 10 years ago as an airman first class, I’ll admit I thought it was funny….

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Airmen save drowning child

Posted  October 25, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen receive training throughout their career to help them perform during stressful situations and to focus on the mission. That’s exactly what Lt. Col. Ryan Messer, 17th Weapons Squadron commander, and Lt. Col. Edward Casey, 388th Operations Support Squadron commander, at Hill AFB, Utah, did during a weekend vacation Oct….

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