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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Raptor demo team soars into sky

Posted November 21, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

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 over Nellis Air Force Base this past weekend at the 2014 Nellis Open House. During the two-day event, the demo…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted November 14, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sanjay Allen

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay The aircrew of a C-130J Hercules sit atop the aircraft to watch the practice performance of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military and civilian aerial demonstration teams participated in the event which also…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
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F-35 takes center stage at Nellis Open House

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Maj. Brad Matherne, 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron F-35 test director, gives a thumbs-up during the Nellis Open House at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 8. Matherne piloted an F-35A Lightning II during the open house, which also marked the first public display of…

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Fall safety tips

Posted November 14, 2014 by Anthony Wilson

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — With cooler temperatures quickly approaching, there are things we all need to do to prepare ourselves, our families and our homes for the fall season. First of all, everyone should check and replace batteries in smoke detectors prior to turning on the heater, furnace, or using the fireplace for the first…

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How did we lose this young Airman?

Posted November 14, 2014 by Col. Donald Grannan

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — She was an Airman Leadership School distinguished graduate, earned staff sergeant her first time testing, received all 5s on her enlisted performance reports and took part in two deployments. Clearly she was a high-performing Airman. But, in her words, the Air Force had made it clear it didn’t want…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton
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Veterans Day abroad: A moment of silence for the fallen

Posted November 14, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton Rows of crosses line the Cambridge American Cemetery, England, Nov. 11. The cemetery was dedicated in 1956 as the final resting place of 3,812 American service members. CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN CEMETERY, England — A cold wind swept across the grounds as leaves of red, yellow and…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis
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‘Executive Sweet’ takes flight during open house

Posted November 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Ron “Rocky” Reinert, volunteer crewman, performs post-flight checks on a B-25J Mitchell during the open house at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nov.7. The B-25, which is a twin-engine bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II, was perhaps…

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U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald
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57th Wing

Posted November 7, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-22A Raptor and F-15C Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 433rd Weapons Squadron fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The 57th Wing is the most diverse wing in the United States Air Force….

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Nellis Air Force Base

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Courtesy photo Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., front gate entrance in the 1950’s era. Nellis Air Force Base, part of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R.Holzworth
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Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted November 7, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R.Holzworth The Nevada Test and Training Range is responsible for the largest contiguous air and ground space available for military operations in the free world. With 1,200 possible targets, realistic threat systems and the support of an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in…

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