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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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Community Happenings – June 21, 2012

Posted  June 21, 2013

EDC 2013 Gate Hours June 21-24: Main Gate: Friday – closed from 5 p.m. Friday – 9:30 a.m. Saturday; Saturday – open: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday – open: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tyndall Gate: Friday – open 24 hours; Saturday – open 24 hours; Sunday – open 24 hours Area II Gate:…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 21, 2013

Q. I was seeing a civilian provider and I was told I have to come back to our hospital. Why do I have to come back? What are my options? A. If medical care can be administered at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, then you must come here for your care if you are active…

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Squadron’s commitment to excellence, service remains

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Joint Forcible Entry exercise over the Nevada Test and Training Range May 31. Under the ACC stand down that took effect June 1, the…

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66th Rescue Squadron honors fallen

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Lt. Col. Daniel Duffy, 66th Rescue Squadron commander, speaks to Airmen during a street renaming ceremony June 10 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Pedro 66 crew’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter was shot down and crashed in southwest Afghanistan June 9, 2010, killing five…

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Why we enforce standards

Posted  June 14, 2013

KUNSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the military we constantly refer to “the standard.” Most standards are developed within Air Force Instructions or technical orders. They are what sets us apart from our civilian counterparts. Webster’s dictionary defines a standard as “something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model, or example.” We weigh…

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Keeping service in perspective

Posted  June 14, 2013

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — If you were approached by a co-worker, civilian or family member and asked the question, “Why do you serve?” What would your answer be? How would you internalize what you do for the Air Force to the point where you could answer that seemingly simple question? Over the past several…

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Nellis Medicine Residency’s class graduates

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. - Eight doctors will graduate the 99th Medical Group Family Medicine Residency Program here June 28. The mission of the FMR is to provide world class instruction so graduate physicians can supply a personal medical home for patients from cradle-to-grave, whether deployed or in garrison. The FMR offers continuous three-year positions with…

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Colonel Cornish signs community action plan

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Col. Steve Langford, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, Col. Stephen Waller, 57th Wing vice commander, and Col. Jim Cluff, 432nd Wing commander, watch as Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the community action plan June 6, 2013, at Nellis Air Force…

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Wing commander climbs with CS

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Bruce Jackson, 99th Communications Squadron airfield systems apprentice, assists Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, with a climbing harness before the radio tower climbing demonstration June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cornish climbed the radio tower to experience the…

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Air Force Network migrations coming to Nellis, Creech

Posted  June 14, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech AFBs will soon merge unclassified computer user accounts and core network services into the newly-centralized Air Force Network construct. Beginning July 29, for a two-month period, technicians will begin migrating workstations, network user accounts, and email into the AFNet construct. The AFNet migration project represents a major change…

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