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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

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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Salutes & Awards

Nominees sought for Verne Orr award

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are accepting nominations for the 2014 Verne Orr Award. The Air Force Association established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented unit accomplishments and achievements that used personnel to their full potential in order to…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted  October 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. “Our Air Force…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1.

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DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton
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Dempsey gives hints on priorities for future

Posted  October 4, 2013

In his first two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey hasn’t blinked when facing challenges that would make some men quit

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Military must slow growth for military pay, health care

Posted  October 4, 2013

SEOUL, South Korea – The military has to look at the entire package of compensation, health care and retirement, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a U.S. Forces Korea Town Hall meeting in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his wife, Deanie, spent an hour answering question…

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From bolts to aircraft engines, 99th LRS moves cargo

Posted  October 4, 2013

Airmen who work with outbound cargo conduct an in-checking process to ensure cargo is properly prepared. In-checking consists of packing, processing, and moving cargo.

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — On Oct. 1, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS, we will…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 4, 2013

  Q. How do I report the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor? A: You have three options when reporting the death of a uniformed service member or sponsor. First, you can take a copy of the death certificate to the nearest uniformed services ID card-issuing facility. Second you can mail a copy,…

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Events

Community Happenings – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. 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. The Nellis ID Card/DEERS office up and running: The Nellis ID Card/DEERS office is now up…

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