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  • Hidden heroes out of sight: AFE equips USAFWS

    A pilot’s final option in the case of an emergency is to eject. The split second following that ejection and the canopy flying off is the difference between life and death. The pilot is launched out of the cockpit at more than 10 times their own weight and attention to detail is all that separates survival from disaster.
  • Rain, shine or pandemic: 99th MDSS supports Team Nellis

    Driving past a little girl holding her mom’s hand while clinching a doll, is nothing out of the ordinary. Taking a second glance, you realize everyone is wearing face masks and the little girl’s doll is no exception, it’s sporting one to match the fashionable outfit chosen for today. This surreal scene encapsulates how COVID-19 has affected the world’s current state and the new way of life it has created for future generations.
  • RED HORSE: heavy construction, self-sufficient, rapidly deployable force

    To the unassuming eye, all that can be seen is dust and equipment energetically jetting around from one spot to the next. The finished product will mirror the work of a commercial construction team but this is no commercial crew. This is one of the Air Force’s four active-duty RED HORSE units that each grasp the diverse capabilities and expertise.
  • Remotely piloted aircraft crews maintain mission readiness during COVID-19

    COVID-19 cannot stop the dedicated Airmen who fly remotely piloted aircraft in support of global operations. COVID-19 has now increased health awareness for everyone, and RPA pilots are no exception.
  • COVID-19 Heroes: Innovative Airmen help ‘shield’ from pandemic

    The 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) started producing face shields March 30 to help the 99th Medical Group (MDG) combat COVID-19.
  • Space Force identifies USAF missions for transfer to newest service

    In a significant step that enhances the U.S. Space Force’s capabilities and development, the Department of the Air Force has identified 23 U.S. Air Force organizations whose space-related missions will soon transfer to the Space Force.
  • COVID-19 Heroes: Exchange, commissary rise to challenge to support community during pandemic

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, store workers have become essential to everyday life. Since the virus hit the local area mid-March, more than 500 Nellis Commissary and Exchange employees are working long hours to unload merchandise and stock shelves to support 4,000 customers per day.
  • 99 ABW units partner to improve network access for 17K personnel

    Three 99th Air Base Wing units recently expedited the purchase of over 300 laptops, tablets and smartphones to provide improved telework capability for nearly 17,000 active-duty and civilian personnel assigned to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases.
  • Sky is the limit for Red Flag 20-2

    An F/A-18C Super Hornet multi-role combat jet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, flies at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, March 9, 2020. Red Flag increases interoperability between partner nations and across the joint force as Airmen train together against high-end, realistic scenarios.
  • 99th MDG wins AF Hospital of the Year, shows zero signs of slowing up

    From treating major mishaps to delivering babies, these medics have proven they are without a doubt the best in the business. The 99 MDG won the 2019 Air Force Surgeon General Hospital of the Year Award.
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