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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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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted  May 23, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account.  “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted  May 23, 2014

The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National Summit on Strategic Communications at the Washington Plaza Hotel recently.

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799th SFS, local law enforcement gather to recognize Police Week

Posted  May 23, 2014

In honor of National Police Week, the 799th Security Forces Squadron, local highway patrol officers and the Las Vegas Police Department gathered at Creech Air Force Base for several demonstrations, challenges, a retreat ceremony and a vigil run May 12-16.

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Air Force Critical Days of Summer 2014 begin

Posted  May 23, 2014

In 1964 the Air Force first highlighted safety for summer activities. This was the beginning of what became the 101 Critical Days of Summer. The years have shown safety topics remained the same, it’s the presentation and number of mishaps that change. Risk management has a role in everything we do, both on- and off-duty….

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Motorcycle safety: Live to ride, dress to live

Posted  May 23, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Kevin Garces, 99th Air Base Wing executive assistant to the command chief, demonstrates the proper motorcycle safety gear for military members to wear while riding May 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Critical Days of Summer are approaching and motorcycle safety is an issue, when riding always wear long pants, long…

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Nellis leadership opens fire during police week

Posted  May 23, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Timothy Young Belts containing 7.62mm rounds sit in front of a Humvee mounted M240B machine gun during a base leadership familiarization event as part of National Police Week May 15 at Nellis Air Force Base Nev. The M240B has a maximum fire rate of 950 rounds per minute….

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 23, 2014

Q.“How much are the premiums for the Continued Health Care Benefit Program?” A.We update premium rates annually. The current premiums are: Fiscal Year 2014* Individual Coverage   $1,193 per quarter Family Coverage  $2,682 per quarter * The fiscal year begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30. For example, fiscal year 2014 begins Oct. 1, 2013, and…

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Community Happenings – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Weekly events Monday: Ready, Set Grow Parent Group, 10 a.m. at the youth center. Tuesday: Artistic Expression, 5:30 p.m. at the youth center. Wednesday: Grill your own steak, 5 p.m. at The Club. Thursday: Right Start Newcomers Orientation, 8:30 a.m., at The Desert Oasis. Air Force Men’s Volleyball Team trains at Nellis AFB U.S. Air…

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Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted  May 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the latest voluntary separation pay recoupment, Palace Chase and Palace Front opportunities, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, voluntary separation pay and civilian force management information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic…

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Celebrating 65 years: USAF Aircraft Gunnery School evolves into USAFWS

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter The United States Air Force Weapons School celebrated their 65th anniversary May 15 at Nellis AFB. The 65-year tradition of excellence associated with the USAFWS continues as today’s graduates help to transform and inspire our nation’s combat capabilities and the next generation of Airmen. NELLIS…

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