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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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COMACC: ACC must set priorities, be innovative

Posted  May 1, 2015

U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, visited here April 20 and 21 to see the mission firsthand and meet with Airmen at several locations around the base. 

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AF releases new integrated priority list

Posted  May 1, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The Air Force released its second comprehensive two-year integrated priority list this month. The IPL strategically orders requirements for facility sustainment, restoration, modernization, environmental, energy, dormitory and demolition projects across the Air Force. The Air Force Civil Engineer Center builds the IPL based on requirements developed in the field….

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 1, 2015

Q: I just got married, how do I sign up my spouse for TRICARE? A: You need to register your spouse in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System by completing an application for uniformed services ID card and DEERS Enrollment, DD Form 1172, and providing the required documentation to a uniformed services ID card-issuing facility….

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Community Happenings – May 1, 2015

Posted  May 1, 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. Veterans Affairs ID card will no longer provide access to Nellis: Effective May 1, 2015,…

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57th AMXS TSgt saves AF $5 million

Posted  April 24, 2015

As a 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon specialist flight expediter, Tech. Sgt. Dennis Hertlein manages the avionics, electro-environmental and propulsions systems in the aircraft.

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NTTR supports first F-35B integration into USMC’s weapons school exercise

Posted  April 24, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nevada Test and Training Range was part of history April 21, when four U.S. Marine Corps-assigned F-35B Lightning IIs participated in its first Marine Corps’ Final Exercise of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor course on the NTTR’s ranges. The Final Exercise, or FINEX, is the capstone event to…

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April is America’s PrepareAthon month

Posted  April 24, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Everyone plays an important role in bolstering our preparedness for hazards of all types. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has launched the “America’s PrepareAthon” campaign to build and sustain national preparedness. Thousands of individuals, organizations, schools, and local governments across the nation are actively participating in America’s PrepareAthon, a…

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Who has heard of Special Victims’ Counsel?

Posted  April 24, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When I first briefed the Special Victims’ Counsel Program at Right Start and First Term Airman Center briefings here, audience participation was slim to none. It appeared as though the group I briefed was not interested in learning more about our program or that they didn’t know anything about…

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AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted  April 24, 2015

Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.

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Presidential Volunteer Service Award winners recognized

Posted  April 24, 2015

Col. Robert Ramsden, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander, poses with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award bronze category winners during the civilian volunteer appreciation ceremony held at The Club on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 16. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award was given to individuals who completed 100 to 249 hours of volunteer service…

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