Events

June 29, 2012

Nellis’ Freedom Fest has small town feel, huge city sound

Tags:
By Ben Newell
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.– Three-year-old Landen Birzer has never missed a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Fourth of July Celebration. One of his first words was “Wow!” during last year’s show.

This year’s show will feature Birzer’s “ooh’s and aaah’s, as well as an opening 8 p.m. Naturalization Ceremony for three active duty Nellis Airmen at Freedom Park. Fireworks, family entertainment and food will round out the event.

Birzer’s mother, Sarah, who is a knowledge operations manager for the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, knows how important it is to connect with the community on big holidays. Nellis’ Freedom Fest helps her do just that.

“It feels like a small community, and I always try to go with friends,” said Birzer. “You see people you know, it’s a great way to relax and see people on base in a great setting. Friends are everywhere, which is nice.”

Yellow Brick Road will perform classic rock during the show, and Amazing Clowns will setup a kids zone. Booster clubs will sell food and drinks as fundraisers.

Noise will be provided by 10” concussion shells for the first time at Nellis and 8” designer fireworks, rivaling major downtown productions with a 23 minute production.

D0D Cardholders, retirees, dependents and active-duty servicemembers are all invited. Civilians without sponsored escort will not be permitted on base.


 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

Continued education inspires new Creech tradition

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Master Sergeant Bryan Teeples, 15th Reconnaissance Squadron first sergeant, takes a selfie with Col. James Cluff, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, and Chief Mast...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo

F-35 and F-22 combine capabilities in operational integration training mission

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and F-35A Lightning IIs from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., fly in formation...
 
 

Our quest for zero

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Day in, and day out, we try to keep up with the hustle and bustle of the Nellis AFB mission; from the airmen basic replacing a sink facet to a colonel flying a training sortie, we all have some part in fulfilling this mission. The question is, how safe...
 

 

Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

WASHINGTON — Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Force’s number one weapon system! In April we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400 ideas and that...
 
 
DoD
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Raptor demo team soars into sky

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE Nev. — Just as they do at many airshows across the nation, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration and Heritage Team from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, showcased the capabilities of the F-22 in the skies ...
 
 

Social well-being vital to Airman wellness

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In order to accomplish the Air Force mission, and remain resilient to adversity, Airmen must maintain high levels of physical, mental, spiritual and social fitness. This quarter, the 99th Air Base Wing will focus on social fitness, by participating in events that focus on this Comprehensive Airmen Fitness pillar...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin