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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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What’s your social media thumbprint?

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—We’ve all done it; in a vain…

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Cardiopulmonary clinic provides best patient care

Posted  May 15, 2015

When a member in the Nellis AFB community has any heart or lung related issues such as asthma, heart or lung diseases, the cardiopulmonary clinic here steps in to identify and serve patients with the best patient care.

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USAFWS commandant takes ‘fini flight’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Col. Adrian Spain, U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, attempts to kiss his daughter after his final flight as the USAFWS commandant at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 11. Spain’s family and Airmen from around the base were on hand to congratulate the outgoing USAFWS commandant on a successful tour at Nellis AFB.  …

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 15, 2015

Courtesy photo Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 15-D pose for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 7. One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating this course.   NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—One-hundred-twelve Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone…

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Future technology: COMACC talks laser-equipped aircraft

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGELY-EUSTIS, Va.—The U.S. Air Force was born out of technology. After taking flight with the development of the first airplane and maintaining the United States’ role in air superiority, one may wonder, what technological innovation is the Air Force planning next to ensure command of the air? One promising possibility—lasers. To broaden the…

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CDC provides ‘affordable, available, high-quality care’

Posted  May 15, 2015

Men and women throughout the U.S. Air Force have enough on their plates without having to worry about finding adequate child care for their young ones.

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AFOQT scores updated as Air Force implements new test, form

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas —Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated on May 22, when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, the Air Force Personnel Assessment chief, all Form…

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ACC suffers six motorcycle fatalities before summer hits

Posted  May 15, 2015

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.—Air Combat Command has suffered six motorcycle fatalities this fiscal year, which is well past the one motorcycle fatality in fiscal 2014. This spike in fatalities is alarming because summer, which is when motorcycle traffic surges, has not begun yet. One of the motorcycle fatalities was a qualified motorcycle instructor who was…

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Food services Airmen satisfy appetites

Posted  May 15, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle 99th Force Support Squadron food services Airmen prepare meals to be served during lunch and dinner hours at the Crosswinds Inn Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 12. The Crosswinds Inn DFAC is one of two DFACs located on Nellis AFB.  …

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 15, 2015

Q: How do I check the status of my referral or authorization? A: Call your regional contractor or visit your regional contractor’s website (see below).  Make sure to check the number of visits and expiration date for each referral. • North Region: Health Net Federal Services • South Region: Humana Military Healthcare Services • West…

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