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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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Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program expands eligibility

Posted  May 31, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Permanent Change of Station Child Care Program here has changed its eligibility requirements to include members who are retiring from the military as well as those who are receiving a medical discharge. The PCS Child Care Program provides a voucher for 20 hours of free child care per child to…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted  May 31, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment, identifier 8U000, a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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AF provides special counsel to sexual assault survivors

Posted  May 31, 2013

Often, when survivors of sexual assault are “put on the witness stand, they can feel like they’re being attacked,” said Capt. Dustin Kouba, a special victims counsel attorney. “I feel like I’m almost defending them ... I’m like their big brother.”

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MEMORIAL DAY 2013

Posted  May 31, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., took time over Memorial Day weekend to remember the fallen.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 31, 2013

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65.  What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65.  Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors.  However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Community Happenings – May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2013

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark ‘Glow Ball’: Don’t be afraid of the dark ‘glow ball’ tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course. Registration opens at 5:30p.m. June 7, shotgun start will be at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Veronica at 702-998-2374. Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: The Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted  May 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard
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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Combating stress

Posted  May 24, 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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