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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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Top III sponsors 9/11 Old Glory Challenge

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Members of the German air force carry the American flag during the 9/11 Old Glory Challenge Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. German air force members are at Nellis AFB participating in Green Flag-West 13-10. This German air force team ran with the American…

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Operation Swift Savior exercise tests Airmen, local partners

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group is set to conduct a Federal Coordination Center Exercise with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs called Operation Swift Savior Sept. 19. The exercise is a first of its kind in southern Nevada, testing Airmen, contractors and civilians in their response to and execution of a…

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Airmen learn about country, commitment, honor at VFW meeting

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Retired Lt. Col. Richard E. French, a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, recounts a time in his career when he was wounded, during an interview at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 20. His most serious injury was during his time in Vietnam when he was…

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Leadership about everyone moving ‘up’ together

Posted  September 13, 2013

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — You can find leadership lessons in the strangest places.  Some people search high and low, far and wide for mentors and wise sages with the hope of finding leadership enlightenment, the moment when everything in your supervision tool box finds a purpose.  For me, that moment didn’t happen during…

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Airmen help kick off football season in Las Vegas

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Caroline Rulison, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, stands ready to play her part in the presentation of the American flag before the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels’ season opening football game against the University of Arizona Wildcats Sept. 7…

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New bone marrow clinic opens at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

Posted  September 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center took a step forward in the assistance of bone marrow treatments across the world by opening a bone marrow clinic. Of the 30,000 people in need of a bone marrow transplant each year, 500 are Department of Defense members. “By establishing the program here, we…

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Nellis Airman supports 455th AEW finance mission

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett Staff Sgt. Margaret Prokop, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing financial management budget technician, deployed from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and a native of Bolton, Conn., assists Airman 1st Class Eric Helgerson, 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron, deployed from Andersen Air Base, Guam, and a native of Milwaukee,…

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Japanese senior vice-minister of defense visits Nellis

Posted  September 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, shakes hands with Akinori Eto, Japanese senior vice-minister of defense, during his visit Sept. 11 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Eto’s visit included a mission over view of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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