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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

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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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  January 25, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors,…

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New Thunderbird Team Member selected

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Michael Martinez, Air Force Aerial Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, congratulates Tech. Sgt. Jason Leighton, 52nd Maintenance Operations Squadron weapons inspector, on being selected to join the Thunderbirds team Jan. 18, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Leighton came to Nellis from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to participate in RED…

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Health & Safety

Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted  January 25, 2013

(AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Health & Safety

ATV Safety: What to know

Posted  January 25, 2013

At the first sign of good weather, a persistent rumbling heralds their arrival. They travel in packs, congregating in various parking lots. The appearance of the motorcycle provokes a furry of safety courses required to ride motorcycles on base.

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Service members urged to take action against the flu

Posted  January 25, 2013

Although flu season typically peaks in February, the influenza-related death toll continues to climb as the nation is impacted by an increase in influenza illnesses....

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RED FLAG 13-2 revs up at Nellis

Posted  January 25, 2013

Nellis Air Force Base hosted RED FLAG 13-2 this past Jan. 17, 2013, using 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.

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Salutes & Awards

Nellis first sergeants present Diamond Sharp award

Posted  January 25, 2013

U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the Nellis First Sergeants’ Association present the Diamond Sharp award to Staff Sgt. Vanessa Wyatt, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection technician, Jan. 23, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Wyatt led the response to 54…

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Community Happenings – January 25, 2012

Posted  January 25, 2013

Martin Luther King Observance: This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance celebration will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 3 p.m. at the Nellis Base Chapel. New Pharmacy Copays: New TRICARE Pharmacy prescription copayments will take effect Feb. 2013. Prescription costs are based on the prescription type and where the prescription is filled. There will…

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Air Force

Warfighters discuss mission accomplishment at WEPTAC

Posted  January 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivers remarks at the combat air forces Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. WEPTAC is an annual event that brings together hundreds of warfighters to discuss current issues, to look…

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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, or separate before Feb. 15

Posted  January 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues. Airmen…

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