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99th SFS honors fallen wingmen during National Police Week

Every year during the week of May 15, local law enforcement agencies and military police around the United States come together to remember the lives of members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

Public interest in remotely piloted aircraft continues to grow thanks to increasing non-military uses and portrayal in popular culture. For the Air Force, remotely piloted aircraft are and will continue to be a vital mission set delivering vital airpower to combatant commanders throughout the world.

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Yokota aircrew recounts Nepal earthquake

We were tasked with taking an 11-man special forces team from Kadena Air Base, Japan, to Kathmandu, Nepal, for a training exercise. After being cleared by air traffic control, we landed uneventfully.

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IEDs, UXOs no problem for EOD

Whenever an unexploded ordnance is found on base, a perimeter is set and a safety checklist is initiated. At the top of the list is to call the explosive ordnance disposal team to assess the situation and take care of the job.

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Maintenance shop saves $9 Million through innovative process

Before government purchase card holders go out and purchase expensive equipment for their units, it is important to know of available resources that could save their shops thousands of dollars.


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Anything you can do, I can do better

Posted  April 3, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Senior Airmen Leonel and Anibal DeJesus-Martinez, both F-22 Raptor integrated avionics technicians assigned to the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, pose in front of an F-22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 25. Leonel’s career has mirrored his older brother Anibal’s, only taking place a year…

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Renter’s insurance obligation waved in privatized housing

Posted  April 3, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renter’s insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average…

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Fitness: Isolating triceps

Posted  April 3, 2015

Airman 1st Class Chad Glass, 99th Security Forces Squadron entry controller trainee, performs a triceps pushdown with a rope at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 31. Although this exercise emphasizes triceps development, it also challenges core muscles to keep your torso stable at the same time. The triceps pushdown…

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Operation Joint Medic trains medical personnel

Posted  April 3, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Colleen Urban Capt. Deborah Lichota, a clinical nurse assigned to the 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, applies a make-shift tourniquet to a simulated casualty during Operation Joint Medic at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 27. The exercise forced medical professionals to treat patients…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  April 3, 2015

Q: What’s a transitional survivor? A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. After three years, coverage for children doesn’t change — they’re covered as active…

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Community Happenings – April 3, 2015

Posted  April 3, 2015

Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. Pharmacy services to consolidate: On March 23 the main outpatient pharmacy at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be undergoing reconstruction and will move operations to…

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Nellis prepares for Holocaust Remembrance Week

Posted  April 2, 2015

Among the various horrific tragedies that have taken place in the world, one of the most well-known is the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the persecution and mass murder of more than six million Jews in World World II by the Nazi regime.

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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, prepare to refuel an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at…

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Creech heats up

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., March 4. The new facility will keep the unit’s mission in line with Department of Defense emergency time and…

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Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with…

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