Local

October 11, 2013

Pest Management controls plant, insect, bird populace

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

Senior Airman Jason Urquiola, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management journeyman, prepares to spray insecticide outside the pest management building Oct. 8 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent bees and wasps around the base from becoming over populated.

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

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crespillo, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management craftsman, lays bread into a pigeon trap on the roof of the pest management building Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Once a pigeon is caught, pest management Airmen will relocate it to a less populated area. Pest management Airmen use the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard program to control bird population on the installation and reduce aircraft damage. Currently, the 99th CES pest management office is the largest in the Air Force.

DT1
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Crespillo, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management craftsman, prepares to shoot a pellet rifle near Bldg. 1037, Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pest management uses the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard program to reduce potential bird strikes around the flightline and to prevent foreign object damage to aircraft flying at Nellis AFB.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Airman 1st Class Steven Kaham, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays a tree near Bldg. 1037 with a wood bearing ant and bee pesticide Oct 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Controlling bee nests in trees near buildings can be difficult and hazardous. Pest management is equipped to deal with bees when control is warranted to prevent people from getting stung.

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

Senior Airman Jason Urquiola, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management journeyman, measures chemicals for insecticide inside the pest management building Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Insecticide is used to exterminate and prevent ant and roach infestation around the base.

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

Senior Airman Jason Urquiola, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays herbicide outside of the pest management Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Herbicide is widely on the Nellis AFB flightline to kill weeds growing in between the cracks on the runway.

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

Airman 1st Class David Dion, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management journeyman, pours herbicide into a tank outside of the pest management building Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Herbicide is a pesticide used to kill weeds and other unwanted plants. The xeriscape or dry-scape [a water-wise landscaping] at Nellis AFB has weeds grow in between rocks and regular spraying controls and eliminates the growth.

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

Airman 1st Class Steven Kaham (left), Senior Airman Jason Urquiola (middle), and Airman 1st Class David Dion (right), 99th Civil Engineering Squadron pest management journeymen, inventory the pest management supply room at Bldg. 1037 Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pest management has approximately 200 members Air Force-wide, and their mission is to ensure an environmentally sound and effective programs are present to prevent pests and disease vectors from adversely affecting Department of Defense operations.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Senior Airman Jason Urquiola, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays insecticide along the wall of the pest management building Oct. 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pest management spray insecticide inside and outside of buildings on base as needed.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photograph

Remembering 57th Fighter Group’s Palm Sunday Goose Shoot

Courtesy photograph Col. Arthur Salisbury, 57th Fighter Group commander, reads a telegram of congratulations from U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George Marshall to pilots regarding April 18, 1943, Goose Shoot,“The Palm Sunday ...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

66th Rescue Squadron Airman selected for Invictus Games

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, 66th Rescue Squadron first sergeant, attempts a shot put throw April 8 at Rancho High School in Las Vegas. Aguilera is competing for one...
 
 
DT1

Load Crews hone their skills during quarterly competition

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Ryan Anderson, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Tomahawk Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Staff Sgt. Daniel Armstrong, 57th AMXS Tomahaw...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo

Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

U.S. Air Force photo by Lorenz Crespo Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera, an Air Force Wounded Warrior participant lights the cauldron signifying the beginning of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Trails April 7 at Nellis Air Force B...
 
 

Nellis AFB goes green for Earth Day

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2014 Air Force Earth Day theme is “Conserve Today — Secure Tomorrow.” The theme focuses on mission sustainability. Mission accomplishment is achieved without compromise and operates into the future without decline of the natural and man-made systems. The first Earth Day occurred on April 22, 1970, introduced by U.S. Senator...
 
 

Nellis holds force management town hall meeting

Master Sgt. Rachel Crittle, 99th Force Support Squadron military personnel section superintendent, answers questions during a force management town hall meeting April 3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Representatives from multiple organizations on base were present to answer questions regarding the effects force management will have on their organizations.
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin