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99th Air Base Wing

99th Air Base Wing

Mission

The 99th Air Base Wing, activated in October 1995, is the host Wing for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases located in Southern Nevada. The wing provides installation support for more than 10,000 personnel assigned to Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range. Three groups are assigned to the wing: 99th Mission Support Group, 99th Medical Group and the 799th Air Base Group (Creech AFB).

 

99th Comptroller Squadron

Is assigned directly to the Wing and provides ADCON to 11 Wing Staff Agencies including Plans and Programs, Public Partnership, Public Affairs, Safety, Chaplain, Historian, Information Protection, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, Equal Opportunity, Resource Advisor, and AFSO21.

 

99th Mission Support Group

Provides civil engineer, communications, contracting, logistics readiness, personnel, and services support for Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

 

99th Civil Engineer Squadron

Provides maintenance, repair, design and construction support for facilities and infrastructure, fire protection and crash rescue, disaster preparedness, environmental compliance, explosive ordnance demolition and oversight for privatized military family housing.

 

99th Communications Squadron

Operates and maintains the base computer networks, wired and wireless telecommunications systems and networks, and airfield and radar systems, as well as provides postal services.

 

99th Contracting Squadron

Executes the base central acquisition and contract performance management program.

 

99th Logistics Readiness Squadron

Provides vehicle management, deployment and distribution, traffic management, fuels management and supply operations, and provides all the logistics in support of deployed units to Nellis AFB, including airfield management and lodging.

 

99th Force Support Squadron

Oversees military and civilian personnel support, education services, enlisted professional education and family support along with lodging, food services, club management, laundry, mortuary affairs, base honor guard and recreational activities.

 

99th Medical Group

Provides medical care to DOD beneficiaries and Veterans to ensure maximum wartime readiness and combat capability. Functions include flight medicine, surgical services, inpatient services, outpatient clinics and specialty care, mental health services, dental care, pharmacy, laboratory, pathology, radiology, dietetic and nutritional medicine, medical benefits and information. Medical group squadrons include the 99th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron, 99th Surgical Support Squadron, 99th Medical Support Squadron, 99th Medical Operations Squadron and the 99th Dental Squadron.

 

799th Air Base Group(Creech AFB)

 

Provides integrated defense for Creech Air Force Base, which includes physical security, police services, Investigations, electronic systems security, resource protection, and military working dogs. The 99th Ground Combat Skills Training Squadron provides advanced combat skills training for deploying Security Forces members and military working dog teams including advanced weapons, ground combat skills, tactical sensor, antiterrorism/force protection, remotely operated aircraft, emergency medical, and chaplain crisis intervention training.

 

Background

 

The 99th Air Base Wing traces its lineage to the 99th Bombardment Group activated on June 1, 1942, without personnel or equipment, at Orlando Army Air Base, Fla. It quickly transferred to Gowen Field, Idaho, where it received its initial manning. After several more moves for training, the group, flying the B-17 Flying Fortress, distinguished itself while flying bombing missions beginning in May 1943 from Algeria against targets in Italy, Sardinia and Sicily. In December 1943, the group moved to Italy and conducted missions throughout Europe before inactivating in November 1945.

 

The 99th was redesignated and activated in the Air Force Reserve at Birmingham, Ala., as the 99th Bombardment Group (Very Heavy) in 1947 and inactivated in 1949. In 1953, it was reactivated as the 99th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing based at Fairchild AFB, Wash., with the B/RB-36. Redesignated as the 99th Bombardment Wing, Heavy, in 1955, it moved to Westover AFB, Mass., in 1956 and converted to the B-52, later adding the KC-135. It was inactivated in 1974.

 

It was reactivated at Ellsworth AFB, S.D., in 1989 as the 99th Strategic Weapons Wing. Several reorganizations and name changes occurred until September 1995, when it was inactivated and moved to Nellis AFB, where it was redesignated and activated as the 99th Air Base Wing on Oct. 1, 1995.

 

In addition to two Presidential Unit Citations and 14 campaign streamers earned by the 99th Bomb Group in WWII, the 99th Air Base Wing has earned six Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards, adding to five earned at Westover AFB and Ellsworth AFB.

 

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