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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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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted  May 9, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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Health & Safety

Resilience vital to Airmen’s overall wellbeing

Posted  May 9, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Physical resilience, one of the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, is vital to the overall wellbeing of today’s Airman. Physical resilience includes not only active exercising, but also proper nutrition and healthy sleeping habits. For more information on how to increase physical fitness through…

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RED HORSE veteran contributes to New Horizons Belize success

Posted  May 9, 2014

Staff Sgt. Adam Moreau has been with the 820th RED HORSE Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for about nine years, and he is applying those years of experience to New Horizons Belize 2014.

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34th WPS pilots hone skills during USAFWS terminal employment phase

Posted  May 9, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Jeff Waldrup, 34th Weapons Squadron special mission aviator, loads ammunition to an HH-60 Pave Hawk during the terminal employment course, April 29 at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The goal of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School course is to train students to be tactical experts in their combat specialty while also learning…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  May 9, 2014

Q.“If I buy TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage be effective?” A.TRICARE Standard/Extra and TRICARE Overseas Program Standard coverage is effective the first day of the next month, or the first day of the month requested up to 90 days in the future as long as your application and premium payment are received by…

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Community Happenings – May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 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. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Families reunite after deployment

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE disembark a Boeing 767-300ER returning from deployment April 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airmen were returning from a seven month deployment in Southwest Asia. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE returned…

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Finding light through darkness

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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Health & Safety

Medical experts evaluate air transportable clinic

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Staff Sgt. Shanika Stewart, 99th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, adjusts IMPACT portable suction unit inside an Utilis Air Transportable Clinic April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The ATC is a deployable medical tent to support 300 to 500 patients requiring outpatient care…

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B-1 bombers blast off into night

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam middle left: A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. B-1B Lancers can rapidly deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against…

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