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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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Nellis Airmen answer call for help

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, prepares to land after conducting a search and rescue mission in California June 14, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 66th RQS conducted a successful real-world mission, finding and rescuing a lost hiker in the…

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Filling squares

Posted  June 21, 2013

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. — As Airmen, we are more than familiar with the need to fill the proverbial squares as we strive to progress in our military career. To be competitive for awards and promotions, we must commit ourselves to goals such as education, passing the fitness exam, and community service. It is through…

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Nellis celebrates life of one of its best

Posted  June 21, 2013

Courtesy photo Capt. Bill Sparks and his Electronic Warfare Officer Maj. Carlo Lombardo, 357th Tactical Fighter Squadron, pose with their F-105 Thunderchief during a deployment to Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base during the Vietnam War in support of Operation Rolling Thunder in 1967. Sparks and Lombardo carried out the “Wild Weasel” mission, attracting North…

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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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Combating stress

Posted  June 21, 2013

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many…

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North Nellis Coalition cleans up local community

Posted  June 21, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles Capt. Arthur Zeitler, 99th Security Forces Squadron force protection officer, and Officer James Paroon, Las Vegas Metro Police Department policeman, stand in front of a stage June 15, during a North Nellis Coalition community event in North Las Vegas, Nev. Airmen from the 99th SFS joined…

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SFS opens substation, starts bike patrol

Posted  June 21, 2013

The 99th Security Forces Squadron will open a substation at the housing community center and start an area bike patrol of base housing here later this month.

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Air Force sets plan to integrate women into combat jobs by 2016

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Air Force released details of the service’s plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18.

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Joint strike fighter on track, costs coming down, Kendall says

Posted  June 21, 2013

Indications are that the F-35 joint strike fighter program - the most expensive aviation program in Defense Department history - is on track, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told a Senate panel June 19.

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AF updates CJR constrained list, remaining FY13 quotas

Posted  June 21, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials have updated the career job reservation constrained list and released remaining fiscal year 2013 quotas for career fields on the list, as well. The career job reservation program enables the Air Force to manage the number of first-term Airmen who reenlist in career fields where projected…

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