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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 steps up to support military spouses

Posted  May 17, 2013

Military spouses, men and women, young and old, are there to welcome their service members home from deployment and support them throughout their military career.

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AMU keeps Thunderbolts in sky

Posted  May 17, 2013

AMU duties include ensuring the aircraft is properly serviced and assisting refueling operations prior to its next sortie. A closer look....

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Summer survival: Taking care of man’s best friend

Posted  May 17, 2013

Temperatures are rising above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, where they will stay until early fall. Many people enjoy the weather with barbecues and lazy days at the pool, and some like to bring their pets along.

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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 17, 2013

Q. Recently in pediatrics we have had parents call requesting referrals to cover emergency room visits at off-base hospitals. Do patients need to have a referral to take their children to an off base ER? A. No, patients do not need a referral for an off base ER. However, if the patient is unknowingly shuffled…

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Community Happenings – May 17, 2012

Posted  May 17, 2013

Nellis Youth Center summer camp: The Youth Center is hosting a summer camp for children who have completed kindergarden and older.  Registration in now taking place.  Camp will include activities such as swimming, art, sports/fitness, life skills and field trips.  Meals will be included.  Fees are based on total family income.  Parents can register for…

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99th LRS Fuels Management Flight is best in Air Force

Posted  May 10, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Jonathan Gutierrez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fueling hose away from a Kovatch-International R-11 refueler to service an F-15C Eagle May 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operators make multiple trips to the flightline daily to ensure…

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Defenders learn skills to come back home alive

Posted  May 10, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —  In the desert just outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Airmen from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron instruct deploying security forces service members in urban combat operations at the Military Operations in Urban Terrain training village April 30. Teaching these service members the tactics to stay alive and come…

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Getting back to basics; Following standards on base

Posted  May 10, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I was in the office and a staff sergeant I work with noticed someone walking across a parking lot to the flight kitchen with no hat and no blouse on. I was shocked at what I saw. So much so, I left the office and went into the flight…

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Counting down days: Three steps to prepare for deployment at home

Posted  May 10, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 30 minute drive to the airport seemed quicker than usual. My wife, who stared at me as I drove down the highway, slowly leaned her head on my shoulder as if to reassure me that everything would be alright. “It’s only six months,” she said softly. “I know that…

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