December 20, 2013

Nellis AFB 2013 year in pictures

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Maj. Gen. Jeffery Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, provides remarks during the F-35A Lightning II arrival ceremony March 19 in the Thunderbird Hangar on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also determine how to integrate the F-35A with other aircraft in the Air Force inventory.

Senior Airman Nathaniel Mills, 99th Security Forces Squadron, performs a windmill dunk during a time out during the third quarter of the USA Blue vs. White Basketball game at the Thomas and Mack Center July 25 in Las Vegas. Mills was asked to dunk during the Airmen’s recognition at the game. He was one of the recently returned Airmen recognized at the game.

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo

Airman 1st Class Anthony Smith, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, crew chief, breaks torque on an F-15C Eagle gearbox at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. March 5. The 48th Fighter Wing is participating in a RED FLAG 13-3, the air-to-air exercise is a realistic combat training environment involving the air forces of the United States and its allies.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Master Sgt. Robert Lilly, 57th Operations Group joint terminal attack controller, pays his respects to a fallen veteran May 25 at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev. Lilly and other Airmen from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., volunteered their time to place flags over veterans’ cemetery plots for Memorial Day weekend.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Aircraft armament systems Airmen from the 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to upload a guided bomb unit to an F-22 Raptor during a quarterly load crew competition, Jan. 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The quarterly weapons load crew competition tests the skills of Airmen from Viper, Thunder, Raptor, Falcon, Eagle, Tomahawk and Strike Aircraft Maintenance Units.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Airmen from the 820th RED HORSE airborne flight prepare to parachute out of a C-130 Hercules during a Joint Forcible Entry Exercise May 31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Once on the ground, the airborne engineers will assess and repair any simulated runway damage.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander, prepares to climb up the radio tower during the radio tower climbing demonstration June 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. It is necessary to climb the tower to perform maintenance on the radio antennas.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman

Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, conducts pre-flight checks inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission April 4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-35A will be integrated into advanced training programs such as the USAF Weapons School, Red Flag and Green Flag exercises.

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