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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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ABW tests accident response

Posted  April 26, 2013

The 99th Air Base Wing Plans and Programs Office coordinates and conducts a variety of exercises throughout the year in order to test Nellis’ ability to respond to potential real world situations.

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Preparations continue for F-35 beddown

Posted  April 26, 2013

Construction on the new F-35 maintenance hangar is underway, and scheduled to be done in November.

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New AF pregnancy website offers state-of-the-art support

Posted  April 26, 2013

The Air Force Medical Service’s Center of Excellence for Medical Multimedia, or CEMM, recently unveiled an educational and state-of-the-art website on pregnancy for Airmen and their families.

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AFPC implements live chat capability on myPers website

Posted  April 26, 2013

JB SAN ANTONIO — RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center now provides live chat capability through the myPers website, AFPC officials announced recently. Since April 5, live chat capability has provided users interested in retiring with the option of real time communication with personnel specialists. Additional topics will be rolled out in phases…

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Senate confirms Fanning as next Air Force under secretary

Posted  April 26, 2013

Eric Fanning will be the next Air Force under secretary, according to a Senate confirmation vote April 18.

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AF observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  April 26, 2013

Joint Base SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — At installations around the world Airmen are working together to increase awareness, prevent and care for the victims of sexual assault, with a variety of events underway in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. From the commander in chief to the first-line supervisor,…

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Program launches to educate communities on family needs

Posted  April 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new publication series designed to educate civilians on the specialized needs of military and veteran families in their neighborhoods launched April 15. Charles E. Milam, the acting assistant secretary of defense for military community and family policy, spoke at the launch event at the Army-Navy Club for the “How to Help…

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Nellis cleans up in observance of Earth Day

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Millions of people around the world observed Earth Day April 22, and Air Force leaders are challenging Airmen and their families to contribute to the effort to protect the environment. The Air Force theme for this year is “Conserve Today, Secure Tomorrow,” and this year’s celebration focuses on water…

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Fundraiser held for Air Force Assistance Fund

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Capt. (Dr.) Wesley Reynolds, 99th Medical Group neurologist, scoops ice cream during the Commander Split fundraiser April 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The banana split fundraiser lasted from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The medical staff…

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Danger: Be aware of expired medications

Posted  April 26, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Unused and expired medications can be harmful to public and environmental safety if not properly handled. Many people are unaware of the laws associated with properly disposing and handling unused and expired medications. Prescription medications can be just as dangerous as street drugs without the prescription and doctor’s supervision,…

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