Salutes & Awards

June 27, 2014

Looking back: Commander’s tour at 99th ABW ends

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, engages in an on-camera interview with local news media during a tour of Tule Springs fossil beds in Las Vegas Nov. 18, 2013. Cornish and other 99th ABW leaders visited the site to show support for a bill that would give Tule Springs the official title of national monument; ensuring a safe air-corridor for Nellis aircraft and preserving the land for educational purposes.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes

Left to right on podium: Maj. Gen. Bill Hyatt, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, Brig. Gen. (sel) Steven Garland, 99th Air Base Wing outgoing commander, and Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing incoming commander, render a salute as the Nellis Honor Guard posts the colors during the 99th ABW Change of Command June 15, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The commanders highlighted their appreciation for friends and family in attendance, as well as the generous support Nellis has received from the Southern Nevada community.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st class Matthew Lancaster

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, signs the 2012 Fire Prevention Week proclamation while Bill Lonsford, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron assistant fire chief, Sparky, the fire dog, and Col. Aaron Young, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, watch, Oct. 9, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis, Creech and the Nevada Test and Training Range will celebrate National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13, 2012. During National Fire Prevention Week attention is focused on promoting fire safety and prevention.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and Col. Alex Grynkewich, 57th Wing vice commander, greet retired United States Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager upon his arrival Oct. 13, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Yeager was the first person to pilot an aircraft faster than the speed of sound Oct. 14, 1947, and he broke the sound barrier again at the age of 89 in an F-15D Eagle from the 65th Aggressor Squadron.

 

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

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks to local and state business leaders and politicians about the benefits of hiring veterans at City Hall June 5 at Las Vegas. Cornish, along with Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and Nevada governor Brian Sandoval, spoke to local business leaders about the challenges veterans face in finding work after their military service, along with the benefits that come with hiring a veteran.

 

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

Left to right: Tech Sgt. Kevin Garces 99th Air Base Wing command chief master sergeant executive assistant, Col. Barry Cornish, 99th ABW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Steven Cleveland, 99th ABW command chief master sergeant, push a HMMWV during the 99th Security Forces Squadron Warrior Challenge Dec. 6, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The course consisted of seven stations that tested teams mentally and physically.

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, talks with Duck Dynasty star, Si Robertson, prior to his book signing appearance at the Base Exchange Nov. 12, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Uncle Si, as he is commonly known, met with fans and autographed copies of his book, “Si-cology 1: Tales and Wisdom from Duck Dynasty’s Favorite Uncle” at the Exchange.




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