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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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Dodging stressors, building resiliency

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Col. James Cluff (center), 432nd Wing/ 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Butch Brien, 432nd WG/432nd AEW command chief, give high fives to Airmen participating in the wing’s kickoff dodge ball tournament as part of the Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day, Aug. 9. LAS VEGAS,…

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Rep. Joe Heck visits Nellis

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. William Fry, 547th Intelligence Squadron commander, speaks to Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., during a visit to the threat training facility, Aug. 13 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Heck visited Nellis to discuss important topics. The congressman has more than 25 years in…

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Civilian serves 30 years, counting

Posted  August 23, 2013

As a young Air Force spouse, Jean Busch, United States Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Officer Operations School secretary, knew her life would be different from many of her hometown friends in Richfield, Minn.

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AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted  August 23, 2013

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1.

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Medical center begins modernization project

Posted  August 23, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group began construction on the Multi-Departmental Hospital Modernization project at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center with an official wall-breaking ceremony to officially kick off construction Aug. 28. Pediatrics, cardio-pulmonary and the surgery clinic have already begun the initial department moves for construction. Women’s health, labor and delivery,…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted  August 23, 2013

Department of Defense photograph The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target the message of tobacco being an enemy of our military as it degrades their health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy”, will run from now until Oct….

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Watch for buses as kids go back to school

Posted  August 23, 2013

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the 99th Air Base Wing Safety office want to remind drivers to take increased care during the back to school season. According to the Department of Transportation, 23 million children ride the school bus each year. According to the NHTSA, 20 school aged children are killed…

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Ground radio sets frequency

Posted  August 23, 2013

Watching how the 99th CS ground radio Airmen perform tests to ensure their systems perform properly.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 23, 2013

  Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance? A. The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members. If you have other health insurance, the DOD is still the primary payer (double coverage provisions don’t apply). As an active duty…

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