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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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Service members, civilians, spouses can take 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey began Air Force wide April 5. The CAS will be administered to randomly selected active-duty service members and their spouses; reservists and their spouses; civilian employees and, for the first time since the survey started in 1998-1999, guardsmen and their spouses. The…

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Nellis, Creech Air Force vehicle validation visit dates change

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis and Creech vehicle validation visit has been rescheduled due to budget constraints. Air Force vehicle management staffs will be at both bases to conduct a vehicle validation May 6-10. The original validation visit was scheduled for March 18-22. The VVV is a process to validate the vehicles…

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CATM takes aim, teaches Airmen to shoot

Posted  April 12, 2013

  Staff Sgt. Nicholas Yarman, 99th Security Forces Squadron armory NCO in charge, aims his M9 pistol down the firing range during a combat arms training and maintenance class April 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The M9 is a short recoil, semi-automatic, single-action and double-action pistol which uses a 15-round staggered box magazine…

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Nellis sweeps ISR awards

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Airmen who were recognized for their exceptional efforts and accomplishments in support of Air Force and national missions: Capt. Ryan T. Hudson, 19th Weapons Squadron, 57th Wing — Air Force’s Outstanding Officer Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Instructor of the Year Staff Sgt. Jessica E. Caldwell,…

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Sunrise Vista offers Nellis golfers an oasis

Posted  April 12, 2013

It’s 8 a.m. and already there are at least a dozen golfers across the course getting in a round before the heat of the day arrives. The sights and sounds of F-15s taking off just about where the golf course

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 12, 2013

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are enrolled in Tricare Prime and live more than 30 minutes from Nellis Air Force Base, you can change your Prime Care Manager through the Tricare Service Center. If you do not live more than 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a…

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Voluntary separation programs continue through August

Posted  April 12, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible officers and enlisted members have until Aug. 1 to submit their application for separation under the fiscal year 2013 voluntary force management programs, Air Force officials reminded Airmen April 8. Announced in February, fiscal 2013 force management programs support the Air Force effort to reduce manning to the…

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Airmen ‘Party for a Cause’

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, accepts a check for the 99th Force Support Squadron at the Academy of Country Music Party for a Cause festival April 6 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The money was donated by the…

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Nellis Airmen participate in load crew competition

Posted  April 12, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Onlookers watch as Staff Sgt. Michael Briston and Airman 1st Class David Blyzes, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron armament systems technicians, upload a guided bomb unit during a quarterly load crew competition April 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions take place four…

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Month of Military Child: FSS hosts appreciation event for military children

Posted  April 12, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Force Support Squadron held a Military Child Appreciation Day April 6 at the Nellis Youth Center. The event provided an opportunity for military children to interact with Airmen from different career fields and to see the importance of what their parents do in the Air Force. “It…

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