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From air to ground, RPAs partner with JTACs to accomplish mission objectives

Posted January 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

As we enter 2016, the demand for remotely piloted aircraft in conflict areas around the world continues to rise, and with it, the misconceptions about this unique capability are on the rise.

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Structural maintainers provide backbone of RPAs

Posted February 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

When people have a blemish, they see a dermatologist. When they have a physiological problem, they see an orthopedist. For the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, aircraft structural maintainers fill both the aesthetic and structural maintenance roles to keep remotely piloted aircraft in check.

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99th FSS to open Auto Skills Self-Help Center

Posted April 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Airmen and all DOD ID cardholders who may be car enthusiasts, mechanics or just like working on their vehicles in general will now have access to work on their vehicles at the new Auto Skills Self-Help Center that the 99th Force Support Squadron will be opening April 28.

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Returning home: 823rd MXS, 66th RQS

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A C-17 carrying Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron returning home from deployment taxis down the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The Airmen were bused from the Nellis AFB flightline to the 823rd MXS hangar where their families awaited their arrival.   U.S. Air Force photo by…

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99th ABW welcomes new commander

Posted July 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Col. Paul Murray assumed command of the 99th Air Base Wing from Col. Richard Boutwell at the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar July 15.

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Posted October 19, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Thunderbirds perform last show of year

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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the bomb burst maneuver during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The air show brought more than 295,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Air Power.”   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin…

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57th WG/99th ABW command chiefs take flight with Thunderbirds

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Couillard Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Drinkard, 57th Wing command chief, poses for a photo with Maj. Kevin Walsh, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron operations officer on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan 24. All three branches of the U.S. Armed Forces conduct orientation…

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11th ATKS paves way with training

Posted March 31, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

As technology on the battlefield changes and evolves, remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, continue to provide combatant commanders with unblinking eyes and attack capabilities from the sky.

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Restoring History: Wright Flyer arrives at Rancho High School

Posted May 26, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

On Dec. 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved a title that many of the time sought after: first in flight.

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