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Vol. 66 No. 10
                                                                                                                                                                                         March 11, 2016

57 AMXS implements new procedure; saves time, money

By Airman First Class Kevin J. Tanenbaum                                                                                                                                                                                        U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs               Airman 1st Class William Wiles, Senior Airman Brandon Watson, and Senior Airman Noel Loya, crew chiefs, 57th Aircraft Maintenance
                                                Squadron unscrew bolts from a panel of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the hydraulic purification process at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.,
   NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —                March 3. The new procedure of hydraulic fluid purification not only saves the Air Force money, but also makes Airmen’s jobs easier.
The F-16 Fighting Falcon has been a staple
of the U.S. Air Force’s flying force since its
inaugural flight on Jan. 20, 1974.

   With the current F-16 fleet still op-
erational, members of the 57th Aircraft
Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air
Force Base, Nevada, are taking steps to
ensure the fighter will be a part of the
force for years to come.

   To ensure the longevity of the F-16s,
a new hydraulics cleansing procedure is
being implemented by the 57th AMXS.

   The new procedure will not only im-
prove the performance of the F-16 and
reduce maintenance down time, but will
also save the Air Force much needed
money in the process.

   The new preventive maintenance
technique keeping the F-16 at top per-
formance is known as hydraulic fluid

   “Hydraulic fluid purification removes
air, water and particulates which are
considered contaminates in the hydraulic
system of the jet,” said Eddie Preston,
engineer for hydraulics test equipment,
Robins AFB, Georgia.

___________See AMXS, on page 3

Think again, before carrying open, concealed weapons on base

By Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes                  There are a few exceptions for duty    programs are the Unit Marshal, Security  Air Base Wing commanders executive
                                                related arming, transit to and from the   Forces Staff Arming, and Law Enforce-    officer.
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs               gun club and for those authorized to      ment Officer Safety Act.
                                                store weapons in base housing.                                                        The Unit Marshal and Security
   NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. —                                                             “The Law Enforcement Officer          Forces Staff Arming programs are open
There is a lot of misunderstanding on              Open or concealed carry of any fire-   Safety Act is the only one of the three  carry of a government duty weapon
who can carry a weapon on base.                 arm is prohibited on Nellis and Creech    programs that allows concealed carry     while in the performance of their du-
                                                Air Force Bases regardless if the indi-   of a firearm and only by credentialed    ties. Personnel authorized to arm in
   In simple terms, no one is authorized        vidual has a concealed carry permit. For  and approved law enforcement person-
open or concealed carry of a privately          duty related arming, the most common      nel,” said Capt. Andrew York, 99th       ________See WEAPON, on page 3
owned weapon on base.

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