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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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Base chapel hosts Catholic priest familiarization tour

Posted  March 7, 2014

Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Michael Rash, 99th Air Base Wing chaplain, provides briefing to Catholic priests during a “Come Be With Us” familiarization tour at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. base chapel, Feb. 26. The priests are civilians anticipating to be commissioned into U.S. Air Force chaplain’s corp.

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AF focuses on sustainability for Earth Day 2014 observance

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Each year Air Force installations around the world observe Earth Day on April 22 by taking actions to support the Air Force’s Earth Day theme of “Conserve Today – Secure Tomorrow.” This year, Air Force activities will focus on sustainability, referring to the capacity to continue the mission without…

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Promotion opportunity, selective continuation adjustments made to March central selection board

Posted  March 7, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced adjustments Feb. 28, to the promotion opportunity and selective continuation process for the lieutenant colonel Line of the Air Force and colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major Line of the Air Force-JAG Central Selection Boards convening in March. These adjustments align these boards with the Air Force’s five-year promotion plan,…

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Retention recommendation forms critical for ERB, QFRB eligibles

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Commanders and senior raters of enlisted Airmen slated to meet the quality force review board in May or an enlisted retention board in June must complete an AF Form 3538E, Enlisted Retention Recommendation Form, for each eligible Airman, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Completed forms must be provided…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 President’s Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Wounded Warrior Adaptive Sports Camp promotes bravery, courage

Posted  March 7, 2014

Approximately 50 Air Force wounded warriors from around the country participated in an introductory adapted sports camp here Feb. 24 to Feb. 28.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  March 7, 2014

Q.“Does TRICARE provide coverage for same-sex spouses?” A. TRICARE covers healthcare for those who show as TRICARE eligible in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System. Determination for benefits is made by the seven uniformed services. Contact Information Defense Manpower Data Center 1-800-538-9552 Note: Due to a mandatory base-wide exercise on March 25, 2014, the Mike…

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Community Happenings – March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASCAR Gate hours, March 7-9 Main Gate March 7: Outbound closed: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 8: Open: 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. (closed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) March 9: Open: 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (closed 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Simons Gate March 7: Open: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March…

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Silveria assumes command of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted  February 28, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Brig. Gen. Jay Silveria, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center incoming commander, speaks to Airmen during an assumption of command ceremony in the Thunderbird hangar Feb. 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Silveria grew up in an Air Force family and is a 1985 graduate of…

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Airman celebrates top one percent

Posted  February 28, 2014

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii — When asked to be part of a chief master sergeant recognition ceremony here, I happily accepted. I love celebrating the accomplishments of our Airmen; it reminds me that we are part of the profession of arms. At the time, I had never been to a chief’s recognition ceremony, and…

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