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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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Ask the Doc

Posted  August 16, 2013

  Q. I have Medicare and TRICARE. What plan choices do I have? A. See the table below for your options.   Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Changes made to physical fitness training program

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Airmen run around the track located behind the Warrior Fitness Center Aug. 5 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Unit Fitness Program Managers no longer register Airmen for their annual or biannual physical fitness tests. Airmen are now responsible for scheduling their own tests…

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Nellis squadrons stand ready despite sequestration setbacks

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron, 99th Security Forces Squadron and 99th Contracting Squadron are determined to provide quality support despite civilian furlough and sequestration setbacks, but request patience during this challenging time. Sequestration has had a far reaching impact across the Department of Defense, from manning issues to unit budget…

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Hagel Announces Reduction in Civilian Furlough Days

Posted  August 9, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Aug. 6. Here is the complete text…

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Creech celebrates newest SNCOs

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. S.S. 432nd Wing and 799th Air Base Group senior noncommissioned officer inductees stand in formation prior to the SNCO medallion ceremony Aug. 2. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., commanders and chief master sergeants presented the 34 inductees with medallions to congratulate them for achieving the rank of master…

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More than 300 Nellis staff sergeant selects announced

Posted  August 9, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Air Force officials selected 11,212 of 34,078 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 32.9 percent that was released at 8 a.m., CST, Aug. 1. The average score for those selected was 291.07. Selectees’ average time in grade was 1.98 years and time in…

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Actor Dean Cain visits Nellis

Posted  August 9, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Actor Dean Cain shakes hands with Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Raptor Aircraft Maintenance Unit Aug. 2. at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cain learned about the various capabilities of the F-22 Raptor and the various jobs Airmen perform to keep the aircraft…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted  August 9, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Students enrolled in Senior NCO Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted  August 9, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Air Force upgrades official website

Posted  August 9, 2013

The official website of the U.S. Air Force took a step forward in the information age Aug. 2 with a new look and greater functionality for today’s Internet user.

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