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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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Forward medical teams train, provide critical care

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bahja J. Jones Maj. Steve Blevins and Staff Sgt. Charles Orphe organize medical kits after a Mobile Field Medical Team and Expeditionary Critical Care Team exercise at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 6. Blevins is a 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron MFST operation room…

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Nellis Chapel promotes “Get Connected”

Posted  September 20, 2013

  Air Force Reserve Chaplain (Capt.) Amy O’Connell, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, hands out cookies and balloons to customers at the commissary Sept. 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The event was a part of the Get Connected kick off, offering 99th ABW Chapel members the opportunity to let Nellis AFB, Creech AFB,…

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Some Airmen may be entitled to additional SRB money

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Enlisted Airmen who retrained into a career field with a selective reenlistment bonus may be eligible for additional bonus money, even if they are now separated or retired from the Air Force. Air Force officials are reviewing records of Airmen who over the past several years may have been…

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Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 30 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to…

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Nominations accepted for Flemming award

Posted  September 20, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 65th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award is sponsored by the George Washington University, in conjunction with the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission. It honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Nominations…

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Acting SecAF highlights innovation in ‘State of the Force’ address

Posted  September 20, 2013

In his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning touted innovation as the fabric of the service’s past and future.

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Nellis hosts Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 20, 2013

Senior leaders from the 99th Air Base Wing hosted the annual Retiree Appreciation Day located at the Thunderbird Hangar Sept. 14.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 20, 2013

  Q.  How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A: The Affordable Care Act has no direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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Community Happenings – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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…

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Welsh champions communication, airpower in Air Force update

Posted  September 19, 2013

The Air Force chief of staff discussed airpower and the service’s warfighting capabilities across its core missions at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17.

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