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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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335th Fighter Squadron takes on Green Flag-West

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Capt. Eric Joachim, 335th Fighter Squadron standard and evaluation pilot, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conducts pre-flight checks during Green Flag-West 13-5 June 24, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The mission of the 335th FS is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the…

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‘Lucky’ people take personal responsibility for their own success

Posted  June 28, 2013

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — “She’s so lucky! He has all the luck!” Just like you, I hear these phrases thrown around from time to time. I’ve often been taken somewhat by surprise when I hear one of these comments. Don’t get me wrong, I think there are times when truly random events of good fortune…

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Stay prepared for unexpected weather

Posted  June 28, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I just got home after a long day of work Sept. 8, 2011, when the phone rang. It was Senior Master Sgt. Lee Smith, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Emergency Management superintendent. He said I needed to return to base, the base had been hit by a microburst causing a base-wide…

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Lone female gunner aims high

Posted  June 28, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Airman 1st Class Natasha Libby, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, stands next to a GAU-2 mini-gun attached to a HH-60 Pave Hawk June 20, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to her responsibilities as an aerial gunner she also briefs passengers on safety and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  July 5, 2013

Q. What are my TRICARE Pharmacy Program copays? A. Your costs vary by option and type of drug (generic, brand name, or non-formulary). Your copays/cost-shares are: Send your questions to askthedoc@nellis.af.mil.

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Community Happenings – July 5, 2012

Posted  July 5, 2013

4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-in: Save the date! The 4th annual Enlisted Combat Dining-In will be held  Sept. 6 at Freedom Park. Come take part in the festivities, tickets will be available for pre-sale mid-July through September. E1-E4 – $5; E5-E6 – $10; E7-E9 – $15. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments…

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RPA teams test skills during 432nd Wing Hunt

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 432nd Wing hosted the second Remotely Piloted Aircraft weapons competition June 23-28.

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AMXS team wins intramural softball championship

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Warren Benge, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, swings the bat during the intramural softball championship game against the 57th Maintenance Squadron June 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 57th AMXS went undefeated in the 2013 intramural softball season. U.S. Air Force photo…

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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Predator 107 soars past 20,000 flight hours

Posted  July 5, 2013

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. announced June 28 that a U.S. Air Force Predator RPA has reached a record 20,000 flight hours on a single aircraft, the highest flight time of any U.S. Air Force Predator.

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