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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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USA Basketball recognizes Airmen during game

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes Senior Airman Nathaniel Mills, 99th Security Forces Squadron journeyman, performs a windmill dunk during a time out during the third quarter of the USA Blue vs. White Basketball game at the Thomas and Mack Center July 25 in Las Vegas. Mills was asked to dunk during…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said July 30. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid…

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Airman slowly kills himself by smoking

Posted  August 2, 2013

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — I’ve been slowly killing myself for the past three years. I intentionally inhale toxins that destroy my lungs and heart. I smoke cigarettes. But, I’m quitting — again. According to the health and wellness center’s tobacco cessation class, the average smoker will attempt to quit five to seven times before achieving…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted  August 2, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical;…

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AF looks to collaborate with public

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — For the first time in its history, the U.S. Air Force is seeking input from the public to help solve three real-world, unclassified projects. Known as “The Air Force Collaboratory,” the Air Force’s newest STEM initiative goes live Thursday on www.airforce.com/collaboratory. The educational online platform will offer the…

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several…

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Waist measurement failures non-factor for most Airmen

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Carlin Leslie The waist measurement portion of the fitness assessment is the second least reason for failure among Airmen. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recent comments on social media sites show there’s a rumor among Airmen that the abdominal circumference component of the Fitness Assessment is where the largest majority of…

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High fidelity mannequins provide training realism

Posted  August 2, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Capt. (Dr.) Prentice Bowman, 99th Medical Operations Squadron internal medicine physician , waits to begin an advanced cardiac life support training simulation with the use of high fidelity mannequins at the Nellis Medical Simulation Center July 29 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. ACLS training conducted…

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One of AF most decorated heroes passes away

Posted  August 2, 2013

One of the most decorated Airmen in Air Force history, whose career spanned three wars and four decades, has passed away.

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted  August 2, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in…

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