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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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CBRN training prepares Airmen for worst-case scenarios

Posted  May 8, 2015

Tech. Sgt. Dave Rivera, 99th Medical Group, holds his gas mask in place on his face during a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense survival skills training course on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 30. The course consists of individual and team demonstration performance objectives that provide hands-on training and evaluation of knowledge acquired….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 8, 2015

Q: How do I sign up for TRICARE e-mail notifications? A: To sign-up for eCorrespondence: 1. Sign in to MilConnect (you need a common access card, DS logon or DFAS MyPay pin to log in) 2. Click the “My Profile” tab 3. Click “Update and View My Profile” 4. In the “Email Addresses” section, add…

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Community Happenings – May 8, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any persons or person having claims for or against the estate of…

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Resiliency classes enable Airmen to be ‘best selves’

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Jenna Lightfoot, right, 99th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center lead master resiliency instructor, and Master Sgt. Marcy Holland, 99th FSS career assistance adviser, talk with a resiliency class on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 23. The class identified character strengths and…

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AF sends aircraft to support disaster-assistance operations in Nepal

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen Service members load relief supplies for victims of the Nepal earthquake into a C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., at March Air Force Base, Calif., April 26. The U.S. Agency of International Development’s relief cargo included eight pallets, 59 Los Angeles County Fire…

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Most Honorable Son

Posted  May 1, 2015

Courtesy photo Tech. Sgt. Ben Kuroki speaks at a post-war function in 1945. He is sharing the podium with Gen. Omar Bradley and Lt. Gen. Jimmy Doolittle among others. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Just days after Pearl Harbor, Shosuke “Sam” Kuroki, a farmer near Hershey, Nebraska, drove his oldest sons Ben and Fred…

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Creech Airmen honor their military kids

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Creech Airmen and their families took part in the 2015 “Take Your Kid to Work Day” event April 23 as part of the Department of Defense observance of Month of the Military Child. During the day’s events the Creech Airmen and various base and local organizations…

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Released: Airman turns career around after confinement

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Council Jones, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron airman dormitory leader, poses for a photo in front of a dorm on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 7. As a young Airman, Jones spent 30 days in a correctional confinement facility for an expletive-laced rant…

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Airman fights toward dream

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Airman 1st Class Justin Krantz, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems apprentice, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., aspires to be on the U.S. Air Force boxing team. Krantz has gone to numerous tournaments and participated in about 50 amateur fights. He was the 2014 Texas…

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99th SFS defends Nellis day, night

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Victor Morales, 99th Security Forces Squadron patrol leader, fills out a traffic citation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 27. The 99th SFS provides flight line security, police services, antiterrorism and force protection for Nellis and Creech AFBs.   U.S. Air Force photo by…

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