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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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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 27, 2015

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to…

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Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will add to the power supply already being produced by the previous array located on the…

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Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Posted  March 27, 2015

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisneros awoke from his coma 30 days after the accident, but suffered a traumatic brain injury that would eventually lead…

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Salutes & Awards

RPA maintainers win Load Crew of Year

Posted  March 27, 2015

432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs The Reaper Aircraft Maintenance Unit, which maintains the MQ-9 Reaper, took the victory by outperforming Tiger AMU, which maintains the MQ-1 Predator, in this year’s Load Crew of the Year competition. Both units belong to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assigned to Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. The…

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Health & Safety

Safety pursues diligence to preserve a safer future

Posted  March 27, 2015

“We want to find a way to prevent mishaps from happening in the future and ensure our Airmen’s safety,” said Master Sgt. William Camp, 57th Wing flight safety NCO in charge.

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14th TS displays cyberattack defenses

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight, and win in the air, space and cyberspace. For the sixth year in a row, the Air Force Reserve’s 14th Test Squadron — a fully integrated operational testing partner within the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here…

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Joint, total force space team highlights learning opportunities during Red Flag 15-2

Posted  March 27, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A joint, total force representation of Space Operations experts gained beneficial experience during Red Flag 15-2 from Feb. 26 to March 13 here. This was the first linked exercise with tactical, operational and virtual tactical participants, according to Lt. Col. Trae York, director of Space Forces for 12th Air Force and…

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LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

Posted  March 27, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribution operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 17. The 99th LRS Petroleum Oils and Lubricants flight…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  March 27, 2015

Q. What’s my priority for care at a military hospital or clinic? A. Access to care at a military hospital or clinic follows the priority order below: 1. Active duty service members 2. Active duty family members and transitional survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime 3. Retirees, their family members and survivors enrolled in TRICARE Prime…

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Community Happenings – March 27, 2015

Posted  March 27, 2015

Pharmacy services to consolidate: March 23, the main outpatient pharmacy at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be undergoing reconstruction and will move operations to the satellite pharmacy. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016. The new location is in Bldg. 340, next to the Information, Tickets and Travel office and…

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