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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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Man of honor: Decorated war veteran passes away

Posted  May 16, 2014

Courtesy photograph Retired Col. Jim Kasler (right), a decorated war veteran passed away April 24. Kasler’s service spanned 31 years and three wars. He earned 76 awards for valor and service. In addition to being the only man awarded the Air Force Cross three times. He was decorated twice with the Silver Star, a Legion…

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RPA unit garners aviation award for excellence

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. N.B. 1st Lt. Kyle, 91st Attack Squadron pilot, and Tech. Sgt. Jason, 91st ATKS sensor operator, fly a simulated training mission on an MQ-9 Reaper at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 8. The 91st ATKS was recently awarded the 2013 Grover Loening Trophy, which is presented annually…

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Pilot aids downed colleague after mid-air collision

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika Capt. Gregory Farrell, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon operational test instructor pilot, poses for a photo at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 13. Farrell was recently awarded the Aviation Safety Well Done Award for responding to a mid-air collision while he…

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99th MDG delivers comforts to new mothers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Col. Kristen Benford, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, welcomes visitors to the unveiling of the new Labor and Delivery ward in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center May 12 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The planning for the project began in October 2012 with construction beginning in September 2013. The upgrades were implemented after…

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Parkinson’s traveler runs for awareness

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Col. Marcus Cranston, 99th Medical Group director of medical education endocrinology and preventive medicine, starts a four-mile run May 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. Starting April 4, Cranston ran four miles in 44 different countries over the course of four weeks to raise awareness for Parkinson’s…

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SecAF relates readiness to core values

Posted  May 16, 2014

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James spoke May 5 here about her first four months in office, the current environment, expectations and how the Air Force core values relate to her own priorities.

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Medical SNCO: Helping others makes for happy heart

Posted  May 16, 2014

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Cassandra Glasco says it makes her heart happy whenever she’s able to help other people.

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Medical experts test Airmen’s lifesaving skills

Posted  May 16, 2014

Airman 1st Class Jake Carter, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, hands off boxes of simulated human blood from the bed of a truck during the 99th Medical Group’s Life of a Warrior Challenge May 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Teams completed eight medical based objectives during the event, the team with…

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PME, families, civilians focus of latest Chiefchat

Posted  May 16, 2014

FORT MEADE, Md. — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody answered questions from Airmen, civilians and family members during his fourth worldwide CHIEFchat at the Defense Media Activity here April 29. CHIEFchat gives Airmen around the world the chance to directly ask their questions to Cody, addressing topics ranging from military families…

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Morale, welfare, recreation customer survey

Posted  May 16, 2014

WASHINGTON — Does your base fitness center need new equipment? Do you want more recreational traveling opportunities? Do you think there aren’t enough recreational opportunities for single service members, or do you think there are too many? You have your chance to make a difference by answering the Defense Department’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Customer Satisfaction…

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