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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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Health & Safety

Winter is coming, dress accordingly

Posted  December 13, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The temperature has dropped overnight, and the Airman puts on his or her airman battle uniform, grabs his or her personal items and rushes for the door to head to work. An icy cold breeze hits the Airman’s exposed skin and he or she immediately turns around to find his…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Air Force

Airman participate in mass reenlistment: Air Force reduces SRB bonuses

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Fourteen U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, Nev., take the Oath of Enlistment during a reenlistment ceremony Dec. 4 inside the base theater at Nellis AFB. In an effort to take care of Airmen that qualify for a Selective Reenlistment…

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Local

Crosswinds hosts free monthly deployed, remote family dinner

Posted  December 13, 2013

Families of deployed Airmen and service members on remote assignments attend a free dinner at the Crosswinds Dining Facility Dec. 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This dinner happens monthly and is sponsored by the airman and family readiness center.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam
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Local

Cookie Drive serves sweet treats during holiday season

Posted  December 13, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Tech. Sgt. Shayla DeVore, USAF Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds commander’s support staff NCO in charge, takes cookies out of a bag during the annual Cookie Drive at the chapel Dec. 9 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cookies were collected, sorted and placed in bags…

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Nellis Chapel hosts holiday lighting ceremony for Airmen, families

Posted  December 13, 2013

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to approximately 100 Airmen and families outside the chapel during a menorah and tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Both the menorah and tree will be lit during December.

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Veterans

VA warns of marketing scam

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs recently posted an alert on its Facebook page warning of a marketing scam targeting veterans. A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will…

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Air Force

Airman missing from Vietnam War accounted for

Posted  December 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office, or DPMO, announced Dec. 9 that the remains of an Airman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr. of New Haven, Conn., will be buried Dec. 13,…

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Air Force

USAJOBS urges job seekers to ensure application is complete

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — So you have just found your dream job — now what? Do you know how to complete the application? In 2010, the Air Force transitioned all fill actions to a resume-based system; but, the Total Force Service Center continues to receive calls from applicants unsure of how to complete…

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Air Force

Retraining reductions affect Air Force Specialties

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering…

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DoD

New year is perfect time to update contact information, records

Posted  December 13, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — With the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and, if necessary, update their contact information, secure web account access and emergency records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The traditional move season is over, so some Airmen may have…

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