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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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Community Happenings – May 31, 2012

Posted  May 31, 2013

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark ‘Glow Ball’: Don’t be afraid of the dark ‘glow ball’ tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course. Registration opens at 5:30p.m. June 7, shotgun start will be at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Veronica at 702-998-2374. Changes at the Crosswinds Dining Facility: The Crosswinds Dining Facility is limiting…

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted  May 30, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in…

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ACC stand down looms over Nellis

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz F-15 Eagles, assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, sit dormant under sun shades on the flightline, May 20. Under the Air Combat Command stand down effective June 1, all units not directly preparing for combat deployments or involved in operational testing will be grounded through…

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Nellis announces permanent closure of Olympic pool

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard The Nellis Air Force Base Olympic pool will be permanently closed due to a crack that was found in the dive tank. Although the pool is closing, there are alternatives such as the pool at the Warrior Fitness Center, the base housing pool, community pools,…

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Combating stress

Posted  May 24, 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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How do we balance it all?

Posted  May 24, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — I was speaking to a group of company grade officers recently and one of them asked, “How do you balance it all?” He knew that I had a very busy job with a lot of demands on my time. He also knew that I had a family and, quite possibly, some…

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon for the 99th Medical Group to Col. Guillermo Tellez, 99th MDG commander, during the 99th MDG change of command ceremony May 17 inside the Thunderbird Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th MDG…

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AF selects 3,841 for master sergeant

Posted  May 24, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — More than 3,800 technical sergeants have been selected for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force officials said May 21. The 3,841 selected represent 18.71 percent of the 20,528 eligible. Following official commander notification, the list of selectees will be released May 23, 8 a.m. CDT. The average score for those…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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True resilience: How a Korean orphan became an American Airman

Posted  May 24, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez Tech. Sgt. Holly Mays was orphaned on the streets of South Korea before she was two years old. Now, she’s the unit training manager for the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a 17-year veteran of the service. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Someone once told…

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