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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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New Par 3 opens at Sunrise Vista Golf Course

Posted  May 10, 2013

  Steve Griffith, Sunrise Vista Golf Course manager, tees off on the first hole at the Par 3 course after the grand opening ceremony at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course May 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Griffith oversaw the budget and restoration project of this course. The nine-hole course officially opened to the…

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Every Dollar Counts campaign launched

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Airmen can submit their cost-reducing ideas via the Airmen Powered by Innovation websites while at home, the office or on their smartphones. With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the “Every Dollar Counts” campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks…

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Automated system reduces ID card waiting time

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — When Fort Carson, Colo., reduced its identification card waiting time from 45 minutes to five minutes, it was a mile marker in the Defense Department’s goal to cut the waiting process, a DOD official said. Carson won a DOD award for its numerous successes in the ID card program, known as RAPIDS,…

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DOD counters Internet posts on religion issue

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Internet posts making the rounds claiming that the Defense Department will court-martial service members who espouse Christianity are not true, a Pentagon spokesman said today. “The Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and respects, [and…

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99th GCTS trains defenders in urban tactics

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam   Security forces Airmen guard a building during an urban operations training course April 30 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the course, security forces Airmen are evaluated on how they enter buildings, handle detainees and react to attacks. U.S. Air Force photo by…

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SecAF approves captain’s board cancellation

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — First lieutenants will no longer meet a promotion central selection board to make captain, Air Force officials announced May 7. Effective immediately, the Secretary of the Air Force approved the elimination of the Captain’s Central Selection Board. The Air Force is returning to the same promotion process that was in effect prior…

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DARPA seeks bold, imaginative, innovative officers

Posted  May 10, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency needs eight motivated officers for the fiscal 2013 Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Application packages for the three-month program, which begins in September, are due to the AFPC officer developmental education branch by May 31, said Master Sgt. Teresa Dixon,…

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Hagel initiatives take aim against sexual assault

Posted  May 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is vowing to change the culture that allows sexual assault to be a serious problem for the Defense Department. In a memo released May 7, Hagel announced a number of initiatives to eradicate sexual assault. “While the department is putting in place important new programs to combat this crime,…

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Security Forces defend the base

Posted  May 10, 2013

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron Airmen work tirelessly to ensure every aspect of the wing is protected at all times through the use of modern technology and vigilance.

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New ATC Airmen determined to succeed

Posted  May 10, 2013

Because of Nellis AFB’s unique mission within Air Combat Command, there are times when it feels as though there are more fighter jets streaking across the blue skies than there are birds.

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