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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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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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Commanders nominate Airmen for special duties

Posted  September 13, 2013

Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will require Airmen to be nominated and vetted through an approval process beginning Oct. 1.

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U.S., Chinese reps stress progress in consultative talks

Posted  September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Defense officials from the United States and China met in Beijing yesterday and discussed how to continue the progress that has taken place in the military relationship between their countries, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Sept. 10. In a statement summarizing the 14th annual defense consultative talks, Little said James N….

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship…

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Green Flag-West 13-10 delivers training opportunities for coalition partner

Posted  September 13, 2013

Green Flag-West 13-10 provided the German air force the ability to train on air-to-ground tactics and to certify the Guided Bomb Unit 54 Laser Joint Direct Attack Monition Sept. 3 through Sept. 13.

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

Posted  September 13, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. — Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and “door buster” sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. “Although we aren’t offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings…

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Time Out Sports Lounge open for business

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Lt. Col. Mike Hulin, 99th Contracting Squadron commander, orders food at the Time Out Sports Lounge Sept. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Time Out Sports Lounge was closed for renovations and re-opened Sept. 3. The renovations included removing cracked and chipped floor finish, replacing a slab of decaying concrete and adding…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Q.  My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Air National guardsmen assist in fire fighting efforts

Posted  September 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ed Drew California Air National guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing perform precision water bucket drops Aug. 26 in support of the Rim Fire suppression operation at Tuolumne County near Yosemite, Calif. The fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 4. The fire has burned more than…

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