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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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Airmen participate in speedway events, ceremonies

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors while the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, perform a fly over during the opening ceremony of the Kobalt 400 NASCAR race March 9 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas. The…

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Red Flag Rescue offers comprehensive, unique training

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Broadway 1st Lt. Ryan Gipson, 336th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, runs across a field of brush in Southern Nevada March 4 during Red Flag 14-2. Gipson spent more than four hours eluding “enemy forces” using skills he learned during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training….

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany — We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted driving is deadly driving” on the American Forces Network. But be honest,are you always as attentive as you should be? I’ll admit it here, now, that I’m not. Yes, I’ve taken my…

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Just ‘FEZ’ it

Posted  March 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV. — He was 7,023 miles from his home, serving an air and space expeditionary force rotation in Afghanistan when the news rang out like a mortar attack siren: Maj. Greg “Fez” Dash was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The diagnosis was terminal. Dash passed away in February,…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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Stratofortress brings long-range, high-altitude firepower to Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 15, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Capt. Timothy Humpal, 343rd Bomb Squadron radar navigator, performs pre-flight checks on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., during Red Flag 14-2 March 6 Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides realistic air combat missions in a…

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Community Happenings – March 21, 2014

Posted  March 21, 2014

Medical center closure: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise March 25, the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center will be closed for normal operations with the exception of the Emergency Room and inpatient services. All outpatient clinics, including the main pharmacy, satellite pharmacy, laboratory and radiology will be closed for normal operation in support of the…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 21, 2014

Q.“Is Walgreens a TRICARE network pharmacy?” A.No, although Express Scripts and Walgreens signed a network agreement in 2012, Walgreens is still a non-network pharmacy for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may get your prescription filled at Walgreens but you’ll pay more. You’ll need to pay the full prescription cost upfront and file a claim for partial reimbursement…

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Combat Search, Rescue participate in Red Flag 14-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (left), and a Belgian military member scan the area while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag exercises have…

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In-flight refueling keeps aircraft airborne

Posted  March 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young An F-15E Strike Eagle pilot flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker while waiting for his wingman to finish refueling during Red Flag 14-2 March 13 over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides different units, military branches and countries the opportunity to train together…

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