Salutes & Awards

March 28, 2014

Nellis celebrates Women’s History Month

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jason Couillard

Senior Airman Lea Gleason, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management journeyman dons a Level B hazardous materials protection suit March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Level B protection suit protects against vapor and liquid contaminants.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Airman Courtney Sanchez, 99th Security Forces Squadron security forces leader, stands post at the Range Road Gate March 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th SFS provides vital security and law enforcement at the gates and throughout the installation.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Senior Airman Liberty Renigen (right), 99th Medical Operations Squadron aerospace medical technician journeyman, administers a tetanus shot to Staff Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th MDOS aerospace medical technician craftsman March 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Originally from San Francisco, Renigen has been serving in the Air Force for three years.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

Monica Cooley, 99th Dental Squadron orthodontist assistant, changes the wiring in a patient’s braces at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 21 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Some of Cooley’s responsibilities include performing monthly orthodontic adjustments and assisting the orthodontist to prepare patients for surgery.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Staff Sgt. Brittney Burton, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structural civil engineer, cuts wood using a radial arm saw March 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Structural civil engineers are responsible for metal work, carpentry, locks, sheet metal, welding, roofing, masonry and printing on the base. Originally from Michigan, Burton has been serving in the Air Force for six years.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

Senior Airman Susie Binsol, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structural engineer, fabricates sheet metal using a drill March 19 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Structural civil engineers are known for being jacks of all trades and masters of none. Originally from Malibu, Calif., Binsol has been serving in the Air Force for two and a half years.




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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Weapons School welcomes new commandant

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Quiet pioneer wanted to fly

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US Embassy Singapore, AF team up for diplomatic success

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Air Force releases Strategic Master Plan

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

Frankenphone: Creech Airman improves RPA communications

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Staff Sgt. Marion is a 42nd Attack Squadron sensor operator at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Marion was recognized by Air Force leadership for constructing a device dubbe...
 




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