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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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 21, 2012

Q. I’m a Medicare-eligible former active duty service member. Do I file my claims with Medicare for care authorized under the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions (TCSRC) Program? A. No. Since the Transitional Care For Service-Related Conditions benefit provides care as if you were on active duty, all claims for authorized care must be filed…

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Operation Dental Elf unites Nellis, local community

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Members of the Southern Nevada Dental Society came together this holiday season to support the fourth Annual Operation Dental Elf. Operation Dental Elf is a charitable program developed by Robert Anderson, Southern Nevada Dental Society executive director, where local Nevada dentists collect gifts to donate to the 99th Dental…

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Wing commander discusses sexual assault crimes

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, held a commander’s call Dec. 11 at the base theater with an emphasis on sexual assault and a four part plan from Gen. Mark Welsh III, U.S. Air Force chief of staff, to help prevent sexual assault crimes. Welsh gathered more…

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Military Working Dogs sniff out explosives

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Explosive detection K-9 teams from across the Las Vegas community came together with local agencies at Nellis to participate in a mass odor exercise held by the 99th Security Forces Squadron Dec. 11. Security Forces Military Working Dog handlers and their civilian counterparts utilized several different sets of explosive…

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57th Wing earns 10th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 21, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “Provide advanced, realistic, and relevant training focused on ensuring dominance in Air, Space, and Cyberspace.” That is the mission statement of the 57th Wing, the U.S. Air Force’s most diverse wing, as the unit continues to perform a dynamic role in ensuring the success of USAF objectives. Air Force…

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Community Happenings – December 21, 2012

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Basketball Registration: Youth Basketball Registration (players and coaches) will be held Jan 10-12, 2013. Season (practices) starts Jan. 28 or Feb. 4. Games will start 2 weeks later. Practices are at either5:15pm, 6:15pm or 7:15pm during the week and games are on week nights and Saturday mornings. The season will tentatively end on March…

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Military OneSource provides tax assistance service

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — Military OneSource and H&R Block have joined forces again to provide a free online tax preparation service for service members. “Military OneSource is a gateway to a free tax preparation service, partnered with H&R Block,” said Tony Jackson , a program analyst for the Military OneSource program office. “We also have tax consultants…

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Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. “It takes a strong…

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57th Airmen display weapons loading skills

Posted  January 11, 2013

A quarterly load crew competition was held Jan. 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airmen that competed were chosen by their section chiefs based on job performance.

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Thrift Savings Plan: Traditional or Roth, bottom line is saving when it matters most

Posted  January 11, 2013

(AFNS) — With the current military retirement system, Airmen must serve in the military for 20 years before reaping retirement benefits, unless they are medically retired before hitting that mark. But what about Airmen who serve fewer than 20 years? What can they take away from their Air Force service beyond a medal, a handshake…

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