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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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On this day in history….

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Week of October 6: 1683 – The first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in an area that is now a neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA. 1847 – “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London. 1848 – The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor…

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Community Happenings – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Senior Airman Jimmy D. Rivera, should contact Summary Court Officer, 1st Lt. James C. Cantrell, (702) 382-8202. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Lt. Col. Richard T. Hauben, should contact Summary…

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Rescue squadron remembers fallen hero

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Airmen from the 58th Rescue Squadron and others pay tribute and take part in a road dedication to fallen Airman, Capt. Joel Gentz, Sept. 28, 2012 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 58 RQS held a memorial service and road dedication for Gentz, who was killed in action June 9, 2010 in Afghanistan.

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At the Las Vegas Speedway

Posted  October 5, 2012

  And they are off . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, waves the green flag to start the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Smith’s 350, Sept. 29, 2012, in Las Vegas. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, formerly the NASCAR Super Truck Series, is a pickup truck racing series owned…

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In Memoriam….

Posted  October 5, 2012

  Staff Sgt. Ryan Hines, Honor Guard flight chief, renders a salute after placing a flag on Senior Airman Jimmy Rivera’s altar during a memorial service Sep. 28, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Honor Guard was on-hand to render military honors during the ceremony, which was held at Nellis as an opportunity for friends,…

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Salutes & Awards

Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award presented

Posted  October 5, 2012

(From left to right) Edward Garland, Air Force Association vice president for aerospace education, presents Col. Robert A. Garland Jr., U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, Maj. John M. Hale, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, director of operations and Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command commander, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contributions…

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Remembering fallen Pedro 66 Airmen

Posted  October 5, 2012

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — “These things we do that others may live.” For members of the rescue community these words are more than a simple saying. It’s an oath; that no matter the danger they are placed in, if there is an opportunity to save lives, they will never hesitate to carry out…

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DOD finishes GTC conversion

Posted  October 5, 2012

The transition from the Controlled Spending Account program to the Government Travel Card program began this summer and will be completed by October.

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Promoting better lifestyle choices: HAWC offers amazing abs class

Posted  October 5, 2012

The Health and Wellness Center here is promoting healthier lifestyle choices for Airmen and their families, by offering an Amazing Abs class.

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Red Horse Racing tour 820th RED HORSE at Nellis

Posted  October 5, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE and the Red Horse Racing team pose for a group photo during the visit to the 820th RED HORSE compound Sept. 27, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Red Horse racing team and the 820th RED HORSE created a partnership two…

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