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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 10, 2013

Q. I heard that the Cardiology clinic is moving. A. The cardiopulmonary clinic will be closed May 10 through May 13 to relocate into the pediatric clinic across the hallway from our current location. The clinic should be up and running by May 14. If you require any cardiac related medical care, please contact your…

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Community Happenings – May 10, 2012

Posted  May 10, 2013

Health and Fitness fair: The annual Health and Fitness fair will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 17 at the Warrior Fitness Center.  It is open to the entire base community and will offer counsel and advice on a wide range of health and fitness related issues. Interactive booths will cover cholesterol, blood pressure, foot…

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372 TRS F-16 avionics MTT goes to South Korea

Posted  May 4, 2013

A three-person mobile training team from the 372nd Training Squadron returned stateside May 11 after a deployment to South Korea providing F-16 Falcon avionics systems training to the Republic of Korea Air Force.

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Air Force

CJR constraint list: What Airmen need to know

Posted  May 3, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — First term Airmen approaching their date of separation and considering re-enlistment may be required to take immediate action in order to continue their career in the Air Force. In the wake of Air Force service member reductions, many career fields have been added to the career job reservation constraint list. Career…

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Golf tournament raises funds for AFAF

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Brian Creswell, 99th Security Forces Squadron manager, tees off on the first hole of the Air Force Assistance Fund Golf Tournament April 26 at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The tournament raised $3,400 in…

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SecAF announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced his plan April 26 to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving in the position for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to…

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Commentary

Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo President James Madison led new nation during early trials, tribulations. INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have…

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Air Force

Family finds closure, Airman returns home

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker LAS VEGAS — Catujita and Thomas Baker, parents of Staff Sgt. Antonio Tucker, received confirmation their son was recovered from Lake Mead, Nev., April 18, nearly 10 months after they found out he was missing. The previous search for Tucker, a remotely piloted aircraft crew chief from the 432nd…

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New under secretary sworn in during Pentagon ceremony

Posted  May 3, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate confirmed the nomination of Eric Fanning to become the next under-secretary of the Air Force April 18 and he began his transition into the office after being sworn in April 29. “On behalf of the more than 690,000 men and women of the U.S. Air Force, I want to welcome Eric…

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Thunderbirds crew chief’s passion for aviation takes him to new heights

Posted  May 3, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manual J. Martinez Staff Sgt. Benjamin Ayivorh, Thunderbird 7 dedicated crew chief, stands in front of his DA-40 aircraft at Jean Airport, Nev., April 22. Ayivorh’s father inspired him to earn a private pilot’s license. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Growing up around small planes, it’s no…

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