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Solar energy upgrade boosts efficiency

Posted June 8, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Air Base Wing headquarters building is adding solar panels in an effort to make the building more energy efficient. Nellis is in the process of starting and...

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Weapons School Mission Employment phase continues

Posted June 8, 2012 by anradmin

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the United States Air Force Weapons School continues its Mission Employment phase. Ninety aircraft from both the Air Force and Navy are participating in the two-week-long event, held on the Nevada Test and Training Range; 90 students from 23…

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the…

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New York Air National Guard trains MQ-9 pilots, sensor operators for entire Air Force

Posted June 8, 2012 by By New York Air National Guard

HANCOCK FIELD, N.Y. SYRACUSE, N.Y. (6/4/12) — The MQ-9 Reaper flight training school at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base has graduated its first series of active duty Air Force MQ-9 operators since...

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Policy change to allow reservists to carry leave balance

Posted June 8, 2012 by By Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force Reserve officials are working to change policy to allow reservists who earn days of leave to carry those days over from year to year. New laws and Department of Defense instructions permit reservists to carry over the leave days. However, policy and procedures have…

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The Three-Million Acre Classroom

Posted June 1, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. William P. Coleman

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Weapons Instructor Course students simulated “kicking down the door” into a enemy country by air-dropping an entire brigade of troops to seize a runway, May 23.

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Weapons school integrates cyber warfare

Posted June 1, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

Every day, an invisible war is being fought on the world’s communication networks – a war the Air Force’s cyberspace warriors are training to win. This June, eight students will complete the very first Cyber Weapons Instructor Course, taught at the 328th Weapons Squadron of the U.S. Air Force…

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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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Florida Board names road after former Nellis pilot

Posted May 24, 2012 by Tavares Newspaper Staff Report

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.—The Lake County Commission recently approved a resolution designating a portion of State Road 44 in Lake County, near Eustis, Fla., as “Captain Jim “Malibu” Reynolds Jr. Road.” Family members, along with state and local government representatives, attended as the Florida…

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