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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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Airman’s Creed embodies Air Force Core Values

Posted  August 16, 2013

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Gen. T. Michael Moseley, the 18th Chief of Staff of the Air Force, introduced the Airman’s Creed April 18, 2007. It provides Airmen a tangible statement of beliefs that we cherish. The Airman’s Creed was not created to regain some ideal that was lost or never otherwise identified, rather, it was…

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Airman’s Attic extends support to more enlisted

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster An airman looks at kitchenware at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airman’s Attic. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Airman’s Attic extended its services to all active-duty enlisted military members E-5 or below and their families here Aug. 1. The Airman’s Attic adjusted its rank limits…

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Airman leadership school Class 13-F graduates

Posted  August 16, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sixty Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating airman leadership school Aug. 8. Congratulations to the following Airmen: Rescue Flight Instructor: Staff Sgt. Gregory Jordan Senior Airman Diane Bautista Senior Airman Matthew Grandy Senior Airman Ryan Macek Senior Airman Christian Martinez Senior Airman Justin Pollins Senior Airman…

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Fit to fight …

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airman discovers passion for weightlifting U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Victoria Dean, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unit fitness program manager, lifts a 75 pound dumbbell during a strength workout at the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dean has competed in and won three…

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Commissaries return to normal hours Aug. 18-24

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Phillip Holsey, picks fresh apples from the commissary at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Military commissaries worldwide, including the Commissary at Nellis, will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24. The Defense Commissary Agency announcement comes in…

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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Service members must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted  August 16, 2013

Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments.

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage…

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Aggressors get back to business

Posted  August 16, 2013

Seeing how crew chiefs inspect aircraft thoroughly before and after every flight to ensure safety and optimum performance.

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Community Happenings – August 16, 2012

Posted  August 16, 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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