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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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Airmen test performance during occupational physical therapy open house

Posted  November 1, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Staff Sgt. Corey Terrell, 99th Security Forces Squadron response force member, performs a plank during the second annual occupational and physical therapy open house at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center Oct. 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Participants were timed to see who could…

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Violators of PII will have AFNET accounts locked

Posted  November 1, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation. “We are taking several steps to improve notification and reporting of PII incidents,” said General William L. Shelton, the Commander of Air Force Space…

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Maintenance makes RPA history possible

Posted  November 1, 2013

Checklist were run, hatches checked, and missions briefed as the crew chiefs, support units and air crew carefully prepared an MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft for flight...

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From chevrons to brass: LEAD Program helps Airmen commission

Posted  November 1, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Enlisted Airmen interested in getting commissioned can reach their goal through the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development Program. Approximately 170 highly competitive slots are available for direct entry to the Air Force Academy and the Preparatory School. Eighty-five of these slots are only open to active-duty Airmen. In order to apply directly…

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Husband replaces re-deploying budget technician

Posted  November 1, 2013

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri
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Cody testifies to commission on total force

Posted  November 1, 2013

The Air Force’s senior enlisted Airman testified in front of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Oct. 25 in Arlington, Va., giving his perspective of the total force and the challenges to building the best balance for the future.

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President announces intent to nominate key AF position

Posted  November 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate several key administration posts Oct. 30, to include a pivotal Air Force position. According to the announcement, Dr. William LaPlante Jr. was named to be nominated by the president as assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition. LaPlante is currently the principal deputy assistant…

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PMEL Airmen maintain, calibrate equipment

Posted  November 1, 2013

PMEL uses pressure-temperature test sets and other techniques to simulate in-flight pressure conditions.

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AADD receives new computer to coordinate pickups, track volunteer hours

Posted  November 1, 2013

Staff Sgt. Jessica Brown and Senior Airman Thomas Jara, 99th Communications Squadron executive communication team members, set up the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving computer Oct. 28 in the Samek Airmen’s Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new computer will help to log volunteer hours and coordinate pick-ups for Airmen who request a…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 1, 2013

Q. I’m an active duty service member; may I use other health insurance?   A.The Department of Defense is solely responsible for the cost of care provided to active duty service members.  If you have other health insurance, the Department of Defense is still the primary payer. Double coverage provisions don’t apply. As an Active…

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