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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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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal year 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or following Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members who…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted  September 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted  September 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Red Horse builds K-Span for 58th Rescue Squadron

Posted  September 6, 2013

Structures Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE recently worked on a building to be used by the 58th Rescue Squadron Airmen for equipment storage.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  September 6, 2013

  Q. My sponsor is on active duty. What do I have to do to get Applied Behavior Analysis for my child who I think has an Autism Spectrum Disorder? A: There has been no change to the existing ABA benefit. Under the basic TRICARE benefit, ABA provided by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst or…

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Community Happenings – September 6, 2012

Posted  September 6, 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Testing, tactics, training: TS Sets bar

Posted  September 5, 2013

The 505th Test Squadron provides testing, tactics development and training for the United States’ military and coalition forces.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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LRS Fleet Manager is AF’s best

Posted  August 23, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Kelly Keebler, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle management and analysis supervisor, poses at the 99th LRS vehicle operations lot Aug. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Keebler was awarded the 2013 Bob Baker Fleet Manager of the Year Award in recognition of the new…

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Commentary

Get to know your Airmen

Posted  August 23, 2013

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — “It all starts with great NCOs and great supervisors who understand every Airman does have a story,” said the general. A part of taking care of people is knowing their stories. “Learn their stories. I am absolutely convinced that if we knew each other better, we would care for each other more,”…

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