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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

Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted  May 29, 2015

U.S. Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Increased travel and leisure activities go hand in hand with the summer months, and require…

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Veterans

Honor Guard pays respects during Memorial Day ceremony

Posted  May 29, 2015

Airman 1st Class Esteban Castillo, Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard member, plays Taps during a Memorial Day ceremony at the Davis Funeral Homes and Memorial Park in Las Vegas, May 25. The funeral home, Veterans of Foreign Wars post and the local community paid special tribute to honor those who sacrificed their lives in…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  May 29, 2015

Q: What’s a transitional survivor?  A: Spouses and children are “transitional survivors” for the first three years after their active duty sponsor dies. During this time, they’re covered as active duty family members and their health plan options and costs don’t change. For more information, go to TRICARE’s Survivors of Active Duty Service Members page….

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Community Happenings – May 29, 2015

Posted  May 29, 2015

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. Veterans Affairs ID card will no longer provide access to Nellis: Effective May 1, 2015,…

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Salutes & Awards

99th SFS honors fallen wingmen during National Police Week

Posted  May 22, 2015

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

Dispelling remotely piloted aircraft myths

Posted  May 22, 2015

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

Posted  May 22, 2015

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

Posted  May 22, 2015

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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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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Maintenance shop saves $9 Million through innovative process

Posted  May 22, 2015

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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Veterans

Disabled veterans discover ‘Hope’ through golf program

Posted  May 22, 2015

Losing a part of yourself, literally or figuratively, can be hard to imagine. Being confined to a wheelchair, not being able to get around without the use of a walker, or struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder are harsh realities many disabled veterans face every day.

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