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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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Engineer deploys to Belize for humanitarian mission

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar Airman 1st Class Sterling Depew, 820th RED HORSE Squadron pavements and heavy equipment operator, lays block at the Stella Maris school construction site, April 3, 2014, Belize City, Belize. U.S. Air Force, Army and Marine engineers are partnering with members of the Belize Defence Force to…

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April 23 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — This week’s update features the latest voluntary and involuntary matrices, officer reduction in force boards, and voluntary separation pay and temporary early retirement authority information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Updated matrices now available Updated voluntary and involuntary…

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AF top Airman gives insight to budget decisions

Posted  May 2, 2014

“The demand for what the Air Force provides is on the rise; unfortunately, the supply is going in the other direction,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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SGLI premium adjustment effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests…

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Creech children attend military Take Our Daughters, Sons to Work Day

Posted  May 2, 2014

The sons and daughters of service members stationed here were welcomed on base with their families as part of the national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work program April 24.

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Military children honored during parade

Posted  May 2, 2014

Jada Dixson marches with her classmates in the Month of the Military Child parade in front of the Child Development Center April 25 at Nellis AFB, Nev. Month of the Military Child is celebrated all throughout April. Every day of the week throughout April, there is a different theme to help celebrate the Month of…

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Volunteers rejuvenate environmental growth

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young Master Sgt. Dana Vaughan, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron environmental element NCO in charge, uses a leaf blower to clear leafs from a decorative rock area of the Maj. Gen. Billy McCoy Environmental Grove during a group cleanup event April 24 at Nellis Air Force Base,…

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Community Happenings – May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 1, 2014

Q.“My child just turned 18 and has recently graduated from high school. Will my child still be eligible for TRICARE benefits?” A.Yes. Your child is eligible for TRICARE benefits until they turn 21 or 23 if they are enrolled full-time at an institution of higher learning that is approved by the Secretary of Defense, Department…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted  May 1, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators. “Air Force Medicine is here to support operations,” said Travis. “We need to provide the right support for…

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