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99th Air Base Wing celebrates 70th anniversary

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Jerry White

Today, June 1, celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the 99th Air Base Wing. Following is an encapsulation of the Wing’s long and prestigious...

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Thunderbirds announce 2013 officer selections

Posted June 1, 2012 by Compiled by the 99th Air Base Wing

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Gilmary M. Hostage III, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2013 demonstration season.

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Helicopter maintenance keeps aircraft flying differently than others do

Posted August 3, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

Airmen of the 823rd Maintenance Squadron here perform engine maintenance in a way no one else in the Air Force does.

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Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted November 9, 2012 by

(Current as of June 2012) The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), formerly the 98th Range Wing, provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multi-dimensional battle-space to conduct testing, training and tactics development in support of U.S. national interests. The NTTR also provides instrumentation and target maintenance support for Green Flag-West at the National Training…

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted January 25, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. “We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to…

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99th LRS Fuels Management Flight is best in Air Force

Posted May 10, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz Airman 1st Class Jonathan Gutierrez, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, carries a fueling hose away from a Kovatch-International R-11 refueler to service an F-15C Eagle May 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Operators make multiple trips to the flightline daily to ensure…

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MWD helicopter training takes flight

Posted June 21, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. Military working dogs and their handlers assigned to the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron prepare to board an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 66th Rescue Squadron outside of Las Vegas June 14. The 99th GCTS is the Air Force’s largest regional training center and oversees the…

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in…

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AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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