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Air Force Thunderbirds resume flying after fatal crash

Posted April 23, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilots have resumed practice flights two weeks after the death of a colleague during a training flight in Nevada. Aerial demonstration team spokeswoman Staff Sgt. Stephanie Englar said April 20 that plans are still incomplete about the aerial demonstration team resuming public shows. An air show appearance was canceled this weekend…

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

Posted April 23, 2018 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Technology

Artificial intelligence proves beneficial for ISR data interpretation

Posted April 20, 2018 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

The 526th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking seminar at AFWERX Vegas. Event Guest Speaker Chief Master Sgt. Ian, introduced the fundamentals of design thinking, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge computer technology.

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Thunderbirds host memorial service for Maj. Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno

Posted April 20, 2018 by

On April 11, the Thunderbirds commemorated the life of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, at a Thunderbird Memorial service at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission

Posted April 20, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Tech. Michael Babcock (left), 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structure planner, and daughter Aria enjoy a morning together during the Color Run held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13, 2018. The Color Run raises awareness for base support programs to include Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol…

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332nd ECS stays combat ready

Posted April 20, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Krystal Wright Las Vegas native Airman 1st Class Branda Fanning (left) and Staff Sgt. Malcom Monroe (right), 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technicians, along with Tech. Sgt. Brad Harr (middle), 332nd ECS NCO in charge of the radio frequency transmission section, set up a 1.2 meter satellite…

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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted April 20, 2018 by

NELLIS Happenings Community Commons closures: Community Commons will be closed Saturdays throughout the month of April. Those dates include April 21 and 28. For more information, call 702-652-0967. Thrift store donations: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop relies on your donations to keep things up and running. Paper bags are the Nellis Area Spouses’…

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Weapons loaders compete in quarterly load crew competition

Posted April 18, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airmen assigned to the 389th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, perform final checks on an F-15 Eagle fighter jet during a load crew competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13, 2018. Each team consisted of three members who played…

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When you can give, the Air Force Assistance Fund gives back

Posted April 13, 2018 by Gen. Mike Holmes,

Last year, ACC Airmen, their spouses and their children received almost $2 million in grants and loans from the Air Force Aid Society to help cover costs for basic living or medical expenses, emergency travel or child care. Our Airmen received another $236,000 in grants to help them further their education.

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A-10 Thunderbolt accident investigation released

Posted April 13, 2018 by

Two A-10C’s collided over the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept 6, 2017, due to the unintentional failure to adhere to established altitude and deconfliction procedures, according to Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released April 12. Both pilots ejected and suffered minor injuries, and both aircraft were destroyed upon impact. The cost of…

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