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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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Rape Aggression Defense System course empowers Airmen

Posted  September 28, 2012

With all exits blocked, vision impaired, and a crowd of aggressors surrounding her, the Rape Aggression Defense Systems student sprung into action.

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Homeland Security conducts a field training exercise at Nellis

Posted  September 28, 2012

  Marcus Custer, Homeland Security Investigations special agent, instructs other HSI special agents, during the Rapid Response Team Field Familiarization and Disaster Response Training exercise Sept. 20, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HSI special agents selected Nellis AFB for the training location because of its ideal facilities, equipment, and military support, as well…

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Using the power of your vote . . .

Posted  September 28, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — No one has to miss out on getting their vote in for the upcoming general election. With FVAP.gov voting for military members, it is simpler than ever. The 2012 general election will be held Nov. 6 and deadlines to register absentee ballots are state-dependent and can be found at…

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Five precautions and preventions for this Flu Season

Posted  September 28, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, wheezing are some of the symptoms that let everyone know the flu season is back in full swing. The flu season can begin as early as October and lasts throughout winter with the most cases traditionally documented as occurring between January and March. “When I think…

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Ask the Doc – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Q: Can my spouse also use TRICARE Plus? A: Any military beneficiary age 65+ that is eligible for Medicare, and has purchased Medicare Part B, may enroll in TRICARE Plus as long as they live in the Las Vegas area. Note: Medicare Part B is not required if the sponsor is still active duty. Each…

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Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted  September 28, 2012

Five installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here Sept. 20.

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Toeing the line on standards

Posted  September 28, 2012

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFNS) — For the past four years of my career, as a first sergeant, I have heard the words, “But Shirt, he’s a good guy,” far too many times. Whether it was for a failed physical training test or substandard performance of noncommissioned officer responsibilities, the same statement would pop…

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Nellis Airman excels at U.S. Naval Senior Enlisted Academy

Posted  September 28, 2012

Master Sgt. Nate Bettisworth spends most of his duty time managing finances at the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, but took a unique opportunity July 26 to further his professional military education.

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Nellis helps Make-A-Wish come true

Posted  September 28, 2012

There are many people who wish for the opportunity to see the home of the fighter pilot. With the help of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Georgious Kalevrosoglou, an 18 year old from Greece, diagnosed with leukemia, was able to do just that.

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Memorial service for Airman set

Posted  September 28, 2012

Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera, 22, 823rd Maintenance Squadron weapons load-crew member, from Pasadena, Calif., died at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sept. 23.

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