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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 – March 22, 2012

Posted  March 22, 2013

Warrior Fitness Center hosts Shamrock 5K U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Runners ran the Shamrock 5-kilometer run outside the Warrior Fitness Center March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Warrior Fitness Center organizes 5-kilometer runs throughout the year to promote fitness and health. Brian Beachum, 757th Aircraft…

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Maj. Gen. Lofgren speaks at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

Posted  March 22, 2013

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, United States Air Force Warfare Center commander, speaks at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce luncheon March 19, at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lofgren was the keynote speaker and spoke about the impact of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test and…

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34th Weapons Squadron participates in terminal employment phase

Posted  March 22, 2013

The 34th Weapons Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School began the terminal employment phase of their class syllabus March 11, over the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

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Chance of a lifetime; getting the most from volunteer experience

Posted  March 22, 2013

We all hear about the myriad of volunteer opportunities available on and off base. Our leaders encourage us to get out in the local community and represent the Air Force.

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Diamond Sharp Award

Posted  March 22, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base First Sergeants present Airman 1st Class Brittany Putman, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron engineer assistant, with the Diamond Sharp Award, March 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Putman was hand-picked out of 11 Airmen as a disaster response force member for a $54 million MQ-9 predator aircraft mishap in a northern…

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Nellis pilot first reservist to fly F-35

Posted  March 22, 2013

A reservist from the 706th Fighter Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently became the first to fly the F-35A Lightning II, Air Force’s newest aircraft.

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Nellis youth wins state title

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Angel Reynoso, Nellis Air Force Base Youth of the Year, won the Boys and Girls Club’s State Youth of the Year title for Nevada March 13. Reynoso was chosen from seven finalists to represent the state at the regional Youth of the Year competition to be held later this…

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Furlough to affect thrift savings plan contributions

Posted  March 22, 2013

(AFNS) — Federal civilian employees could see their Thrift Savings Plan contributions reduced if furloughs take effect. The Thrift Savings Plan is a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, including the Ready Reserve. “Employees who have selected their TSP contribution to be a percentage of their pay…

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Other options available for college

Posted  March 22, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody sent out a letter March 12 to Airmen stating military Tuition Assistance has been suspended for the rest of the 2013 fiscal year due to sequestration. In October 2002, TA went from 75 percent not to exceed $3,500 to…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 22, 2013

Q. My mother is my dependent. Can she see a military doctor? A. Once a dependent parent/in-law is enrolled into Tricare Plus, they will be assigned a Primary Care Manager here at the Military Treatment Facility, MTF. They will be able to utilize any of the services that can be provided to them at this…

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