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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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Airmen empowered to be innovative

Posted  May 30, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A letter sent to Airmen across the Air Force last week from Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer, Airmen were empowered to not only think outside of the box, but to share their innovative ideas with their leadership. “Last year, in…

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Know it when it counts

Posted  May 30, 2014

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to…

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What I learned from amputees: it wasn’t what I expected

Posted  May 30, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores — A number of years ago, I had the privilege to serve as a chaplain in a training program at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, formerly known as Brooke General Hospital. The program included rotations through a number of different sections on the medical campus. I served two rotations at the Center for…

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Guns N’ Roses socialize with Nellis Airmen

Posted  May 30, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Ronald Pleiman, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron asset management section chief, meets Frank Ferrer, Guns N’ Roses drummer, during a band meet and greet May 27 at the Exchange on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the meet and great members from Guns N’ Roses signed autographs and took photos with fans.

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Health & Safety

‘Only you can prevent forest fires:’ Southern Nevada under fire restrictions

Posted  May 30, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The summer season is the time to unwind, but not a time to get complacent with fire safety. Fire restrictions were implemented in Southern Nevada on May 16. For more info on fire restrictions go to, http://www.nps.gov/lake/parknews/fire-2014.htm or http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-program/current-fire-restrictions/. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev….

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Combat Hammer 2014: Boosting RPA strike proficiency

Posted  May 30, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. Airmen 1st Class Steven and Taylor (right), both 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs, prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during Combat Hammer May 15 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft units around the Air Force are evaluated four…

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Three…

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Play it safe this summer

Posted  May 30, 2014

Vincent Tracy, 99th Force Support Squadron recreational aide, poses with various sports equipment May 27 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis members are reminded to take all necessary precautions to avoid injuries, including wearing required safety gear and staying properly hydrated. From June 2009 to September 2013, there were more than 4,000 sports-related injuries…

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Health fair targets path to healthier life

Posted  May 30, 2014

Courtesy graphic NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The fitness center and the health and wellness center are scheduled to host a health fair here May 30 at the Warrior Fitness Center. The health fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is open to anyone with base access. Opportunities provided during…

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Obama: U.S. to keep nearly 10,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2015

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today announced the United States plans to keep nearly 10,000 American troops in Afghanistan next year – a level largely in line with what U.S. commanders had requested – and that nearly all U.S. forces will leave the country by the end of 2016, bringing to an end a U.S. military mission…

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