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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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Chaplain recruits experience military culture

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. From left, Fathers Brian Wood, John Kinney, and Joseph Idomele celebrate Mass as part of the U.S. Air Force’s “Come Be With Us” chaplain recruiting tour June 11. The tour brings active-duty chaplains and civilian priests to Nellis and Creech Air Force Basesto help recruit new chaplains….

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Defense contractors will share burdens of furloughs, Hagel says

Posted  June 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Defense Department is reviewing all of its contracts, and DOD contractors will share the burden of spending cuts, including the furloughs facing the department’s civilian workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told senators June 11. Hagel testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee this morning. “Contractors are part of any institution,” he…

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Airmen remove rubber for reliable runway

Posted  June 14, 2013

The Airmen of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Forces Squadron, spend each day on the flight line of Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, removing the rubber built up from constant contact with aircraft.

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New classification submission process now AF-wide

Posted  June 14, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force hiring officials can track classification requests in real time through a myPers website knowledge article, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The new process, implemented in April initially for Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System employees, is being used for position review and position establishment classification actions, said Jo…

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99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron keeps eyes on mission

Posted  June 14, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Staff Sgt. Christopher Hutchinson, 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron optometry flight chief, cleans the dust off lenses June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The lenses help the eye care professional select the correct prescription for patients’ eyes.   U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman…

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Families affected by childhood cancer tour Nellis

Posted  June 14, 2013

The carefree laughter of a group of children echoed across the flightline during a tour given by the 64th and 65th Aggressor Squadrons here June 8.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  June 14, 2013

Q. If I am approved for the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions Program, when does my coverage begin and end and what if I am no longer in my Transitional Assistance Management Program benefit period? A. If approved, your coverage starts on the date the Department of Defense physician validates you qualify for coverage and…

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Community Happenings – June 14, 2012

Posted  June 14, 2013

USAFWS Change of Command: The U.S. Air Force Weapons School change of command ceremony is June 17 at 9 a.m. in the F-22 hanger Bldg. 285. Freedom Fest 2013: Freedom Fest is July 3 at the Sports Pavillion Field located across from lodging. Noon – Burger Burn 1-4 p.m. – Live Entertainment 5 p.m. –…

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RED HORSE airborne prepares, executes JFEX

Posted  June 7, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman A heavy equipment palette is dropped out of a C-17 Globemaster III during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. During the exercise, C-17s dropped joint servicemembers and heavy equipment into simulated contested drop zones. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE,…

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Government Travel Charge Card: rules to live by

Posted  June 7, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sequestration has taken effect, the Air Force and the Department of Defense have taken steps to control the use of appropriated funds. Even so, service members and DOD civilians will still need to travel. During a TDY or permanent change of station, Airmen traveling on orders will use the Government Travel…

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