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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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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — The Air Force recently implemented two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Substantiated sex-related offenses must be documented in official records

Posted  October 10, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Any complaint of a sex-related offense committed by an Airman occurring on or after Dec. 26, 2013 that resulted or results in conviction by court-martial, non-judicial punishment or punitive administrative action must be documented on the offender’s enlisted performance report, officer performance report, training report or mandatory letter of evaluation, Air…

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From Airmen to Rangers: RAC first step to coveted Ranger tab

Posted  October 10, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Ranger Assessment Course students wait for their turn to complete the water survival portion of the course at the Municipal Pool, Las Vegas, Oct. 2. Airmen from any Air Force Specialty Code are allowed to attend the RAC and become students for U.S. Army Ranger…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  October 10, 2014

Q:“Does TRICARE pay for power wheelchairs and scooters?” A: TRICARE may cost share on electric powered wheelchairs if they are medically necessary, based on TRICARE requirements. TRICARE won’t cover a power wheelchair or scooter for convenience, or for leisure or recreational activities. Scooters (electric-powered, cart-type vehicles) may be cost-shared as an alternate to an electric wheelchair,…

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Community Happenings – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

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. Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Posted  October 3, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr. Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, U. S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, connects his oxygen mask prior to his final qualifying flight in the F-35A Lightning II Sept. 26 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Silveria became the first general officer in the Department of Defense to qualify…

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Physician Assistants Week 2014: Celebrating 47 years of compassion, excellence

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — You’ve seen us in your family’s doctor’s office, in your local emergency room, and perhaps even in the operating room. When that smiling medical provider introduces themselves as a physician assistant, or PA, who and what exactly are you meeting?  The PA is a nationally certified, state-licensed medical professional that traces…

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Rescue goes down range

Posted  October 3, 2014

When a U.S. service member or allied troop becomes wounded on the battlefield and their condition becomes dire, it falls upon the shoulders of a few to make sure that warrior comes home alive.

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Importance of solid workplace safety practices

Posted  October 3, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Many may see safety as a waste of time when it comes to the workplace. Some may believe that as long as you’re not bleeding, there are no safety violations or concerns, so no need for paperwork.  However, safety encompasses small and large issues. Some of the smaller issues include blown…

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65th AGRS inactivated

Posted  October 3, 2014

  Lt. Col. Gregory Wintill, former commander of the 65th Aggressor Squadron, cases the 65th AGRS flag at the Flanker Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept 26. The 65th AGRS has helped to train thousands of service members by acting in the aggressor role during exercises such as Red Flag, and…

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