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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders
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Health & Safety

Nellis doctor provides unique capability

Posted  October 12, 2012

Maj. (Dr.) Jeremy Kilburn is providing a specialty procedure at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center here that’s saving money and, more importantly, time.

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Rider shares perspective on motorcycle safety

Posted  October 12, 2012

Motorcycle safety, like most things, is a state of mind....

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Ask the Doc – October 11, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

Q: I heard that Tricare will pay for visits to CVS’s “MinuteClinic”. Can I use MinuteClinic? A: TriWest’s corporate contracting team implemented a contract with CVS’s MinuteClinic, effective Sept. 1, 2012. West Region beneficiaries will now have access to all West Region locations of MinuteClinic retail providers located in CVS pharmacies. All Tricare Prime Beneficiaries,…

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Nellis Airmen run for wounded warriors

Posted  October 12, 2012

Eight Airmen from the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, united to form a team to take on the challenges of the Las Vegas Tough Mudder competition at Spicer Ranch here Oct. 6.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal
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One-of-a-kind squadron trains Airmen from ground up

Posted  October 12, 2012

Red Flag, an air-to-air combat training exercise offered here, provides training for U.S. and allied nations’ combat air forces pilots, coming as close to a real world experience as possible.

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Health & Safety

Nevada steroid treatments free from fungal meningitis

Posted  October 12, 2012

Nellis medical officials confirm that the Mike O’ Callaghan Federal Medical Center, serving local active-duty military personnel, their families and retirees, did not receive any contaminated steroids reported recently to have caused meningitis in patients across the nation. Approximately 137 cases of meningitis, including 12 deaths, have been reported in 10 states as of Oct….

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Honestly, how can we improve?

Posted  October 12, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — I think that we can all agree that honesty is important. But are we truly honest with our fellow Airmen when we give them feedback? How many times have you been told you are doing a great job but didn’t see that reflected in quarterly awards or performance reports?…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.
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Preliminary aircraft demonstration lineup for Aviation Nation 2012 announced

Posted  October 12, 2012

A preliminary Aviation Nation 2012 demonstration lineup has been announced for the Nellis Open House Nov. 10 and 11.

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On this day in history….

Posted  October 19, 2012

October 20….. On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. On this day in 1803, the U.S. Senate approves a treaty with France providing for the purchase of the territory…

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Community Happenings – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

Editor’s Note/Correction: The recent release stating that Ed Hamil will be participating in Nellis AFB’s Aviation Nation Open house is incorrect. As of this printing, Ed Hamil will not be performing this year. For questions, call the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office, 702-652-2750. SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE: Any person or persons having claims for…

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