Services Squadron wins LeMay award

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- The 99th Services Squadron was awarded the Air Combat Command General Curtis E. LeMay Services Award for the second time in two years.

The award was named in honor of General LeMay, who supported morale, wellness and recreation programs provided to Air Force members and their families. “We are absolutely thrilled to have been selected for a second year in a row by ACC as being the best services squadron,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Yingling, 99th Services commander. 99th SVS competed with large services squadrons from across ACC for the award.

The award is divided into two categories: large bases which have more than 6,000 military and civilian personnel, and small bases, which have fewer than 6,000 personnel.The evaluation process for the award is based on a visit by an evaluation team to view the programs offered by the squadron and results from the Air Force Services Customer Feedback Survey.

Colonel Yingling highlighted some of the things that made the 99th SVS stand out. “We continually invest in our customers’ desires and needs, despite our austere funding environment in recent years.

“Nellis members can now enjoy a newly revamped library with new circulation desk, wireless internet in the Officers’ Club Cyber Café, Satellite TV in our cardio rooms, as well as new furniture and bleachers and a child and parent cardio room at the Sports and Fitness Center.”

The colonel also mentioned plans to construct a new club-house at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course. The 99th SVS is the largest and busiest services squadron in ACC, with 44 programs offered and more than 850 total personnel.

The 99th SVS will now compete with nominees from other major commands for the Air Force LeMay Award. “Our 820 military and civilian team members strive daily to make Nellis the premier services squadron in the Air Force,” Colonel Yingling said. “We expect to win at the next level of competition.”

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