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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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Fall safety tips

Posted  November 14, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, there are things we all need to do to prepare ourselves, our families and our homes for the fall season. First of all, everyone should check and replace batteries in smoke detectors prior to turning on the heater, furnace, or using the fireplace for the first…

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How did we lose this young Airman?

Posted  November 14, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want…

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Veterans

Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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‘Executive Sweet’ takes flight during open house

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Ron “Rocky” Reinert, volunteer crewman, performs post-flight checks on a B-25J Mitchell during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov.7. The B-25, which is a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz
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Events

CSAR crews shine at Nellis Open House

Posted  November 14, 2014

Fixed-wing aircraft weren’t the only ones slicing through the cloudless southern Nevada skies this year at the 2014 Nellis Open House.

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Air Force updates AF Instruction 1-1

Posted  November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials approved Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards, Nov. 7, to clarify guidance on Airmen’s religious rights and commanders’ authority and responsibility to protect those rights. The changes come as a result of a Religious Freedom “Focus Day” earlier this year when leaders in the Air Force’s chaplain corps came…

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Health & Safety

Health Benefits Program open season dates set

Posted  November 14, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for the following year. Eligible employees…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho
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Seymour Johnson enhances USAF Weapons School capability

Posted  November 14, 2014

Airmen and aircraft assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing out of Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C., recently returned home from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, where they were tasked with enhancing the F-15E Strike Eagle capability for the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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Sports

Cross-checked: Nellis captain tells his hockey story

Posted  November 14, 2014

In an ice rink about 2,600 miles from the ones he used to play in, Johnny Lupo finds himself in a familiar position — staring down a goalie during an overtime shootout of a hockey game.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 14, 2014

Q: What benefits are available to me if I were injured on active duty?  A: We have many programs and benefits available if you were injured on active duty. How you get your care depends on your military status. Active duty service members Your primary care manager will coordinate your care. You may also qualify…

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