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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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Harvest Festival offers families day of fun, games

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Holly Keller, 99th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center services intern, paints a child’s face during the annual Harvest Festival held at the CDC Oct. 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. In addition to face painting, children were also able to play games, participate in…

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Airmen celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month during fiesta

Posted  October 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Shakuntala Willis, 57th Adversary Tactics Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, serves nachos, cheese and chili to Staff Sgt. James Hadayia, 57th ATSS aircrew flight equipment technician, at Freedom Park during a Hispanic Heritage Fiesta celebration Oct. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Halloween: A cavity trick or sugary treat

Posted  October 25, 2013

Halloween is fast approaching. Soon the ghouls, ghosts and zombies from Las Vegas will be wandering the streets and knocking on doors in search of treats.

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RPAs then and now Part I: Reaching 2 million hours

Posted  October 25, 2013

The U.S. Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft accumulated 2 million flight hours Oct. 22 not only marking a significant milestone, but also demonstrating the evolution of the program.

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 25, 2013

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”)…

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Military parenting website assists communication

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — Service members who deploy or are otherwise separated from their families due to mission needs now have an online resource allowing them to hone their parenting skills as they reconnect with their children. Pam Murphy, the Defense Department’s lead psychologist for the website, said the launch of http://www.militaryparenting.org offers unprecedented, comprehensive and free…

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Air Force tuition assistance back on

Posted  October 25, 2013

Courtesy graphic WASHINGTON — As a result of the passed continuing resolution legislation, the Air Force is in the process of returning operations to normal pre-shutdown status, to include the reinstatement of military tuition assistance. The continuing resolution will fund the Air Force under the fiscal year 2013 sequester funding levels, which will enable the…

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Combined Federal Campaign resumes as shutdown ends

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The annual Combined Federal Campaign charity drive, interrupted by the 16-day federal government shutdown, has resumed. Susan A. Yarwood, director of human resources for Washington Headquarters Services, which manages the Defense Department’s CFC participation, announced the resumption in a memo to all DOD personnel. According to the campaign’s website, CFC is the world’s…

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AF implements changes to PT assessment

Posted  October 25, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has released further guidance on the implementation of several changes to the physical assessment test, which will take place Oct. 21. The new guidance includes additions to the body composition component of the fitness assessment, delegation of appeal authority for fitness assessments and changes to the walk test. According to…

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Hagel stresses workforce’s value after ‘manufactured crisis’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a message to the Defense Department’s workforce today, welcoming back employees furloughed by the 16-day government shutdown and emphasizing their value to the nation.

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