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57th WG announces annual award winners

Posted March 6, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

  Winners of the 57th Wing annual awards sing the Air Force song during the awards banquet at the Alliante Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas Feb. 28. Award winners for 2014 are: Airman, Airman 1st Class Tobias Woodard, 57th Wing Staff; Noncommissioned Officer, Tech. Sgt. Jake Kearney, 57th Adversary Tactics Group; Senior Noncommissioned Officer,…

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Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award presented

Posted October 5, 2012 by

(From left to right) Edward Garland, Air Force Association vice president for aerospace education, presents Col. Robert A. Garland Jr., U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, Maj. John M. Hale, 57th Weapons Support Squadron, director of operations and Gen. Mike Hostage, Air Combat Command commander, the Hoyt S. Vandenberg Award for the most outstanding contributions…

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Nellis conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted May 24, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Tech. Sgt. Colin Cathrew, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lifts a hazardous material container during an exercise May 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. HAZMAT containers are used for the safe handling, storing and transportation of hazardous materials.

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Air Force names 2013 Sijan award winners

Posted April 4, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Two officers and two enlisted Airmen have been named the 2013 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Sijan award, first presented in 1981, was named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor….

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Weapons School welcomes new commandant

Posted May 29, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Col. Michael Drowley (right), U.S. Air Force Weapons School commandant, accepts the USAFWS guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher Short, 57th Wing commander, during the USAFWS’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 26. The passing of the guidon signals the official…

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Airman Leadership Class 12D

Posted April 20, 2012 by anradmin

Airman Leadership Class 12D graduated April 12, 2012. Beginning as individuals, the group came together and left as one team. With their graduation, the 48 students — representing a diverse group of Air Force career fields, units and backgrounds — take the next step in their careers by becoming first line supervisors and leaders. Courtesy…

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Nellis Airmen bring home ACC awards

Posted February 8, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Historian/ACC Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Congratulations to the following Nellis Airmen on their recent Air Combat Command awards, as follows: 99th Communications Squadron: Master Sgt. Michael Culver — Cyberspace Systems SNCO of the Year 99th Medical Group: Maj. Jeremy Haskell — Biomedical Clinician Category III Officer of the Year Maj. Geoffrey Gessel — Clinical…

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Nellis to host 27th annual POW/MIA ceremony

Posted September 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Freedom Park here will be the location for this year’s National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony scheduled for Sept. 20. The aim of the event, which is held on the third Friday of every September, is to honor former and current American prisoners of war and remember service members still missing in…

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Patches lead from front: Weapons system experts graduate from USAFWS

Posted December 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jack Sanders Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, addresses graduates of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School class 14B Dec. 13 at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. As the guest speaker, the ACC commander emphasized the value of weapons school graduates by stating, “The…

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Wetzel award recognizes unsung heroes

Posted June 29, 2012 by By Airman 1st Class Matthew Lancaster

Four installation Airmen were recognized for their exceptional efforts in a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center here June 21. The Rotary Club presented Staff Sgt. Dustin Holmes, Senior Airman Heather Kelly, Staff Sgt. Samantha Mendrop, and Airman 1st Class Blake Wirth with the Wetzel Award.

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