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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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‘Get Connected’ brings out families and friends . . .

Posted  September 14, 2012

Chaplain Lt. Col. Michael Rash, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, addressed an audience at the Nellis Family Housing Community Center here Sept. 9, 2012. Chaplain Rash, with fellow chaplains and chapel assistants, provided information on what the chapel offers servicemembers and their families during a ‘Get Connected’ event. Everyone enjoyed food, music, and socializing.

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A 2012 National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony is scheduled to take place Sept. 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. at Freedom Park on Nellis AFB. The guest speaker will be Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander. The National POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of observance for all…

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Working at the carwash ….. no wait, the washrack!

Posted  September 14, 2012

Keeping the flightline nice and sparkling.....

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USAF Pioneer recounts secret MiG squadron

Posted  September 14, 2012

Being able to witness the operation effectiveness of the F-15C Eagle and F-22 Raptor pilots reminds retired Col. Gaillard Peck of how his contributions to the U.S. Air Force more than 30 years ago has affected the new era of fighter pilots today.

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Airmen volunteer to honor community heroes

Posted  September 14, 2012

Airmen from the United States Air Force Weapons School here at Nellis AFB supported the 17th Brigade Army National Guard and the 4th Annual Horses4Heroes “Red White and Blue Jeans Walk-Trot Spectacular” Sept. 7-9.

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HAWC promotes better lifestyle choices: Better Body Better Life

Posted  September 14, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Master Sgt. Antonio Shaheed, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist section chief, does a side plank as instructed by Lacy Puttuck, 99th Aerospace Medical Squadron Health and Wellness Center nutrition program manager during a Better Body Better Life Class Sept. 7, 2012, at the HAWC here. NELLIS AIR…

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Ask the Doc – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

TRICARE PLUS. . . Q. Can I dispose of my old or unused medications by just throwing them in the trash? A. No. It is important that medications are disposed of properly to avoid harm to others. You may dispose of most medications by mixing with unpalatable substances such as kitty litter or used coffee…

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Air Force celebrates 65th Birthday

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base will host a celebration of the Air Force’s 65th birthday at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., Sept. 22. All military and civilian employees assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range are invited to…

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Airmen help base, community with clean-up efforts

Posted  September 14, 2012

Airmen teamed up with the city of North Las Vegas to clean an area of the local community Sept. 9, 2012.

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Losing Your Future to Sexual Assault

Posted  September 14, 2012

(AFNS) — “I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my…

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