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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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North Nellis Coalition cleans up local community

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Capt. Arthur Zeitler, 99th Security Forces Squadron force protection officer, and Officer James Paroon, Las Vegas Metro Police Department policeman, stand in front of a stage June 15, during a North Nellis Coalition community event in North Las Vegas, Nev. Airmen from the 99th SFS joined…

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SFS opens substation, starts bike patrol

Posted  June 21, 2013

The 99th Security Forces Squadron will open a substation at the housing community center and start an area bike patrol of base housing here later this month.

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women into combat jobs by 2016

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

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Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Posted  June 21, 2013

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program - the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history - is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19.

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AF updates CJR constrained list, remaining FY13 quotas

Posted  June 21, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have updated the career job reservation constrained list and released remaining fiscal year 2013 quotas for career fields on the list, as well. The career job reservation program enables the Air Force to manage the number of first-term Airmen who reenlist in career fields where projected…

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New Professional Development Guide available

Posted  June 21, 2013

The new Professional Development Guide, or PDG, AFPAM 36-2241, is now available at www.e-publishing.af.mil.

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Warrior Fitness Center keeps Nellis Airmen fit to fight

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Warrior Fitness Center has ellipticals, stair climber machines, stationary bikes, treadmills and row machines for cardio workouts. To use the cardio equipment you need to be 16 or older.

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Bridge home: Smartphone brings deployed Airman to spouse’s re-enlistment

Posted  June 21, 2013

Staff Sgt. Ashley Charles, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing services specialist, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, watches via live video stream as her husband, Staff Sgt. Michael Charles, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, re-enlists with Lt. Col. Jonathan Jehn, 99th Comptroller Squadron commander, June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Deployed military members increasingly rely…

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Dental squadron seeks qualified patients

Posted  June 21, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Dental Squadron and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program here are seeking patients not normally seen at active-duty dental clinics for a year-long residency program. The residency program is for new dentists out of school who are undergoing advanced training on selected applicants who have dental problems…

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Exchange offers 15 ‘grand’ prizes

Posted  June 21, 2013

DALLAS, Texas — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will ease the burden of back-to-school shopping for 15 lucky shoppers during the Unilever “Salute to Clean” sweepstakes. Each winner will be awarded a $1,000 gift card, redeemable at any exchange location worldwide or online at www.shopmyexchange.com. The drawing will be held on or around…

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