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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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Community Happenings – May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE:  Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Daniel R. Swaney, 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, should contact Summary Court Officer Maj (select) James Humphrey, james.humphrey.1@us.af.mil, or 702-652-4567. Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: It is important that we recognize May as Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz
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Bringing Heat: 6th CTS simulation facility keeps JTACs sharp

Posted  May 8, 2015

The proliferation of close air support applications in modern conflict has kept Air Force joint terminal attack controllers rather busy in recent years.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Lena Wakayama
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DoD

Obama nominates new chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

Posted  May 8, 2015

President Barack Obama nominated U.S. Marine Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. to serve as the nineteenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Air Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva to serve as the 10th vice chairman May 5.

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Commentary

Heavy drinking: Highway to disaster

Posted  May 8, 2015

81st Medical Operations Squadron, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Heavy drinking is defined as consuming five or more standard drinks in one sitting. It is also considered “high risk” drinking due to the health concerns associated with drinking excessive amounts of alcohol. Many stories about heavy…

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May is Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Posted  May 8, 2015

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — In 1978, Congress established Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to U.S. history and culture. In 1990, President George H.W. Bush extended the celebration to the entire month. On Oct. 23, 1992, Congress officially designated May of each year…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Local

Historian gives insight to past, present

Posted  May 8, 2015

Everything has a history. From the moment of anything’s inception, its history begins. History is an expansive word as it relates to the remembrance, discovery, analysis and recording of past events.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle
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Stables help ease boarding costs

Posted  May 8, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Chanel Jernigan, wife of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Stacy Jernigan, watches as her horses Zuli, left, and Zeb play with one another at the stables on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 6. Jernigan rides her horses recreationally on trails. The stables are…

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Det. 2, 318th COG reaches 10 year anniversary

Posted  May 8, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The year was 2004 when Col. Larry “Turbo” Thompson, Air Force Information Warfare Center commander, decided to bring life his vison of information operations integration into the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center. Thompson gathered his key leadership and started on the path to bring requisite knowledge of what is…

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Health & Safety

Victims, witnesses in need deserve VWAP indeed

Posted  May 8, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With the many different support functions and services Nellis AFB offers, it may come as no surprise that numerous service members and their families might not have heard about a particular service offered by the legal office called the Victim Witness Assistance Program. The mission of the program is…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
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Hidden truth found in diagnostic imaging

Posted  May 8, 2015

At the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center, broken bones, pregnancy, cancer, torn ligaments all can be seen in one clinic: diagnostic imaging.

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