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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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STOMP is coming to Nellis

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Green A magnet with information about the Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP) program sits on a information table Jan. 27. The parent training is federally-founded and the information provided assists families who have children with special education or health needs. There will be a clinic…

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Longest serving Airman also longest serving African-American in DoD

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic by Sylvia Saab Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers, the Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January after nearly 47 years of service, is also the longest serving African-American service member within the Department of Defense. (AFNS) — The Air Force’s longest serving Airman, who retired this past January…

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Rugby players host clinic at Nellis AFB

Posted  February 15, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Waisale Serevi, former Fijian rugby union footballer, leads warm-up stretching during the military rugby clinic Feb. 6, 2013 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Serevi is the former number one rugby player in the world on the fifteen-a-side rugby throughout his playing career; Serevi is most…

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57th Wing recognizes its annual award winners

Posted  February 15, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Wing leadership recently announced its award winners for 2012 at a banquet held Feb. 8. The awards recognize Airmen and civilians in the 57th Wing who have performed exceedingly well in the workplace and have made outstanding contributions to the local community over the past year. The…

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CE Support Changing

Posted  February 15, 2013

Graphic by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Effective immediately, the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders on the facility. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Effective immediately, the Civil Engineering Squadron will only be responding to emergency work orders here. The reason for this change is a decrease…

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Health & Safety

Ask the doc

Posted  February 15, 2013

West Region Transition : UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will begin to provide health care for TRICARE in the West Region starting April 1, 2013. Meanwhile, TriWest continues to serve the 2.9 million beneficiaries in the West Region through March 31, 2013. Continuity of care remains a top TRICARE priority, and UnitedHealthcare will make every effort…

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Act like a Superhero

Posted  February 15, 2013

(AFNS) — I was recently picking up a few items at a local retail chain at lunchtime; everywhere I walked, someone wanted to shake my hand or say, “Thank you for your service.” It made me proud to be wearing the uniform of the U.S. Air Force. While waiting in the checkout lane, I noticed…

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HAWC helps Airmen set New Year’s goals with commissary tours

Posted  February 15, 2013

With a new year, comes New Year’s resolutions and goals. A lot of Airmen set out to change bad habits by making healthy choices and lifestyle changes to help them create healthier habits.

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Chapel hosts Black History Month praise concert

Posted  February 15, 2013

Lesley Edwards-Gaither, wife of Maj. Julian Gaither, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides remarks about Black History Month during a Nellis Gospel Praise Concert at the Base Chapel Feb. 8, at Nellis Air Force Base. The concert was comprised of poetry reading, dance, skits, gospel song selections, praise and worship, and scripture readings. The Nellis…

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926th Group passes its first two command inspections

Posted  February 15, 2013

Months of preparation paid off for the 926th Group as it passed two major inspections held here Feb. 1-3.

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