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Jacks of all trades

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kristina Overton

U.S. Air Force photo The U.S. Air Force “Thunderbirds” maintenance professionals, march in formation during their ground show performance at the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Open House, May 11. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The thousands in the crowd push closer to the fence line as the announcer of the air show blares over…

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Intermediate, senior developmental education opportunities available

Posted March 13, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active-duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated-fund civilian employees can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning this month. The civilian application window opened March 2, and applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than May 1. Officer nominations, with senior rater endorsements, will be accepted…

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U.S. forces support Nepal earthquake relief efforts

Posted May 15, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez

In support of Operation Sahayogi Haat, Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are ensuring humanitarian assistance and disaster relief supplies and personnel are moving smoothly in and out of Nepal at an intermediate staging base at U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, Thailand.

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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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