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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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Health & Safety

99th Medical Group treats scabies outbreak

Posted  September 14, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — About 150 patients were treated at the Mike O-Callaghan Federal Medical Center for rashes consistent with scabies Sept. 11 and 12. Scabies is an easily-treatable skin rash caused by the human “itch mite,” or Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis. The most common symptoms of scabies are intense itching and a…

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2012 CFC kicks off at Nellis, Creech and NTTR

Posted  September 14, 2012

The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 7 and will conclude Dec. 15.

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Events

Community Happenings – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 21, 2012

Tyndall Ave. closure due to construction: A small segment of Tyndall Ave., directly in front of Building 441, will be closed to through traffic from approximately Sept. 17 through Oct. 5 due to construction. Utilities will be installed into a new hangar facility during this time. Detour routes will be posted, utilizing Griffis Ave. and…

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Nellis Exchange ‘Shuttles’ Increased Selection to Creech Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection, savings and service with its “Shuttle Program.” To ensure military Families living and working near Creech AFB enjoy the same selection as those at Nellis AFB, merchandise can be shuttled in based on specific customer requests. Everything from…

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Good Grades Pay Off at Exchange

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between six to nine times as they complete their K-12 education, and with geographical moves comes changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army…

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Events

Ops group celebrates base-wide unity with Oktoberfest celebration

Posted  September 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 57th Operations Group will host an Oktoberfest celebration at The Club at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 to promote base-wide unity. There will be live music and German food and drinks at the event, and all Department of Defense ID card holders are welcome to attend. “Oktoberfest brings…

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Events

Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  September 21, 2012

Thanks to many who have served our country….   Explaining the EOD mission . . . Airman 1st Class Amanda Ponce, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, talks to Theodore Swenson, a United States Air Force retiree, about EOD’s mission during Retiree Appreciation Day, Sept. 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev….

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Airmen conduct out of cycle FOD walk due to construction

Posted  September 21, 2012

A FOD walk is a necessary step to ensure pilot and aircraft safety by removing bits of debris from areas where it may do damage to airframes.

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Commentary

A day for Constitutional conversation

Posted  September 21, 2012

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) — Sept. 17, 2012, marked the 225th anniversary of the signing of America’s Constitution. As federal employees, we commemorate that anniversary with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Specifically, this day was established to ensure all federal agency employees have the opportunity to learn more about America’s great charter,…

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STARBASE NELLIS celebrates community partnerships with grand opening

Posted  September 21, 2012

The 926th Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its STARBASE NELLIS academy here Sept. 12.

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