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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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Leadership lesson: My biggest mistake as an NCO

Posted  October 4, 2013

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — What was the most important leadership lesson you learned during your career? This question has been asked of me quite a few times as I get the awesome opportunity to speak with our Airmen around base. I have been asked this question from such groups as the First-Term…

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Life of a Warrior initiative encourages healthier way of life

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Missy Cornish, wife of Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, leads a warrior trained fitness workout on the field at the track behind the Warrior Fitness Center Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior trained fitness event was designed with…

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99th IPTS brings deployed spouses home for special occasion

Posted  October 4, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — “It’s time,” said Amber Dolloff. She hopped out of her bed and began gathering her stuff; mentally checking off each item she would need along the way. Usually Amber’s husband Airman 1st Class Kyle Dulloff, a base defender who had been recently deployed to Southwest Asia, would be the person…

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Green Flag 14-2 trains 37th Bomber Squadron for combat operations support

Posted  October 4, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off during Green Flag 14-2 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Green-Flag West provides realistic close-air support training environment for forces preparing to support worldwide combat operations.

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Universal Nutrition Sponsored Athletes visit Nellis AFB

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Capt Audry Shontz, 64th Aggressor Squadron baron controller, tells Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes about the mission of the 64th AGRS Sept. 26 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Universal Nutrition sponsored athletes visited Nellis AFB before attending the 2013 Olympia Competition and Expo Weekend Sept. 26-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The athletes…

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Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. “Our Air Force…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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Dempsey gives hints on priorities for future

Posted  October 4, 2013

In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hasn’t blinked when facing challenges that would make some men quit

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Military must slow growth for military pay, health care

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deanie, spent an hour answering question…

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