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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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

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.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Local

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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Events

Community Happenings – February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new information and resources. We…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard
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Salutes & Awards

Bataan Death March survivor receives final military honors

Posted  February 21, 2014

Courtesy photograph Retired Maj. Fredric Foz passed away Feb. 7 in Las Vegas. He was a Bataan Death March Survivor and a decorated World War II Veteran. Soldiers were marched down the only paved road in Bataan until they reached Camp O’Donnell, which was 65 miles away from their starting point. Each group of 100…

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Saying goodbye to my best friend

Posted  February 21, 2014

Dover Air Force Base, Del. — There are some experiences in life that are just miserable. Having to say goodbye to our family dog of 10 years provided me with one of my worst days. Cheyenne was a Rat Terrier mix we adopted from a pound when she was about 2-years-old. My wife and I often…

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Want to get promoted? Be an expert at your job first!

Posted  February 21, 2014

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — How many of us have heard our fellow Airmen say, “Want to get promoted? You’ve got to volunteer every weekend.” Many think the only way to win a quarterly award is to volunteer, pursue education and spend time kissing up to leadership. I have heard so many times in my…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam
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99th Communications Squadron moves into new facility

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam Left: Airman 1st Class Jason Quiblat, 99th Communications Squadron circuit actions technician, and Staff Sgt. Lourdes Diaz, 99th CS NCO in charge of circuit actions, move boxes from building 589 Feb. 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Communications Focal Point, executive communications, COMSEC program, wing…

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Air Force

Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted  February 21, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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57th Wing commander says goodbye to Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Brig. Gen. Charles Moore, 57th Wing commander, reflects on his time at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 14. The 57th WG provides advanced aerospace training to world-wide combat air forces and showcases aerospace power to the world. Additionally, the wing conducts advanced aircrew, space, logistics and command…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership Class 14-B graduates 79 airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School 13 February 14. Class 14-B’s Award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Senior Airman Brian Terry – 99th Security Forces Squadron Academic Achievement Award: Senior Airman Brian Reilly – 799th Air Base Squadron Leadership Award: SrA…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske
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SecAF: Future force in ready, capable hands

Posted  February 21, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Faske The Honorable Deborah L. James, Secretary of the Air Force, renders a salute during pass and review at the basic military training graduation Jan. 31 at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. During her visit, James toured dormitory facilities and visited with officials at the 24th Air Force Headquarters before…

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Health & Safety

Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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