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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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414th CTS SERE specialists complete 187-mile Ragnar Relay Las Vegas

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Staff Sgt. Paul Merck, 414th Combat Training Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, Tech. Sgt. Ryan Wilkerson, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Tiffany Wilkerson, Las Vegas Athletic Club group fitness instructor, Staff Sgt. Robert Miner, 414th CTS SERE specialist, Staff Sgt. Derek Owens, 414th CTS…

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Adopt-A-Family program set to aid military families

Posted  November 27, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis First Sergeants’ Counsel is holding its annual Adopt-A-Family program during the upcoming 2013 holiday season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Adopt-A-Family is a program that delivers presents to military families from Nellis and Creech who are in need of some extra help during the holidays. To partake in…

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Quality of rituals determines quality of life

Posted  November 27, 2013

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Over the last year I’ve been on a quest to identify and highlight simple success strategies that, if followed, will increase career success. Where does one start on the path to becoming successful? Some would say, “habits,” but it goes farther than that. Habits are repeatable actions that we…

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First Sergeant explains wingman concept

Posted  November 27, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I would be hard pressed to find anyone, myself included, that at one point or another hasn’t gone down the wrong path. Maybe it was walking on the edge of breaking the law or flat out breaking it. Maybe it was financial troubles, sexual misconduct, drinking too much, relationship issues,…

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Crosswinds Dining Facility prepares for Thanksgiving meal

Posted  November 27, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Jacqueline Jones, 99th Force Support Squadron store room clerk, stocks food at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Nov. 25 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The food being stocked will be used for the Thanksgiving Day meal being held on Nov. 28. NELLIS AIR…

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World War II veteran shares memories at POW/MIA remembrance breakfast

Posted  November 27, 2013

Retired 2nd Lt. Dean Whitaker, B-17 Flying Fortress pilot and World War II veteran, receives a memento from Airman 1st Class Jade Kristofferson, 6th Combat Training Squadron knowledge operations journeyman, during a WWII Veteran’s breakfast Nov. 22 inside the Club at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The memento was presented on behalf of the ACE Council,…

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Community Happenings – December 6, 2013

Posted  December 6, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: 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. Deployed Spouses supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills,…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 6, 2013

Q. What’s my copay for a prescription I get at a non-network pharmacy? A.TRICARE Pharmacy Copays or Cost-shares in the United States, Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Options include utilizing a Non-Network Pharmacy or a Host Nation Pharmacy. A Non-network Pharmacy can provide up to…

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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Air Traffic Controllers maintain safe airspace

Posted  December 6, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Capt. Todd Campbell, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron supervisor of flying, looks for aircraft through binoculars in the air traffic control tower Nov. 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The supervisor of flying main responsibility is to coordinate what needs to be done between…

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