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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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Twelfth CMSAF visits Nellis

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Retired Chief Master Sgt. Eric Benken, the 12th CMSAF, speaks with members of the 99th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School staff during an orientation visit July 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Benken served as the CMSAF between 1996 and 1999. NELLIS AIR FORCE…

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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy branch,…

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The Bucket List: Part 2

Posted  July 26, 2013

LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — It seems that everyone has a Bucket List these days. You know, the list of all the things you dream of doing before you die or “kick the bucket.” There are websites and books dedicated solely to help you formulate the perfect list. Maybe you want to swim with…

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Combating stress

Posted  July 26, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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Reserve unit earns AFA President’s Award

Posted  July 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS — Two members of the 91st Attack Squadron were recently recognized for their performance operating remotely piloted aircraft. Maj. Mark, MQ-9 Reaper pilot, and Master Sgt. Nicholas, MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper sensor operator, received the 2013 Air Force Association’s Outstanding Reserve Aircrew President’s Award for their accomplishments in support of overseas contingency…

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Couple realizes parenthood dream

Posted  July 26, 2013

Courtesy photo Christopher and Glenda Raon hold their infant Madalynn at a shopping mall in Las Vegas. The couple will officially adopt Madalynn Aug. 12. The Raon’s tried for 12 years to have a baby before the opportunity to adopt presented itself. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Some people have dreams of what they want…

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Nellis Airman among AF’s 12 best for 2012

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Joseph Senteno, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron budget analyst, manages finances and budgeting for various projects and programs at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Methods he implemented as a financial analyst significantly reduced man hours and saved unused funds. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 force management programs

Posted  July 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D. C. — In ongoing efforts to size and shape the force to current and future requirements, Air Force officials announced the fiscal 2014 force management programs. The Air Force ended fiscal 2012 159 Airmen over end strength and anticipates ending fiscal 2013 at or marginally over end strength. The fiscal 2014 budget requests active…

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Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

Posted  July 26, 2013

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal information. According…

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted  July 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Scott M. Ash John King, CNN National Correspondent, asks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III a question during the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 17. Welsh opened up the four-day event with a session focusing on the importance of airpower for the nation. King…

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