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64th Aggressor Squadron

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(Current as of June 2012) The mission of the 64th Aggressor Squadron is to prepare the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow’s victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft, providing a realistic, threat-representative, contested environment for US and coalition combat units to…

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414th Combat Training Squadron “Red Flag”

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(Current as of February 2012) Red Flag, a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is coordinated at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is one of a series of advanced…

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65th Aggressor Squadron

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman A 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-15 Eagle with an updated “Splinter” paint scheme Oct. 20, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The updated Russian paint scheme promotes realistic threat replication when participating in simulated air to air combat. Mission: To prepare the combat…

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Welcome U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

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Thunderbirds “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” the Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern high performance aircraft and the lofty degree of professional skill required to operate these aircraft in a precision aerial demonstration.

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William Harrell Nellis

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William Harrell Nellis was born in Santa Rita, N.M., March 8, 1916. He was still a child when his family relocated to Searchlight, Nev. Nellis lived with his grandmother for a time in Searchlight. When not attending school, he helped her run the Searchlight Hotel. Nellis remained in the town until he graduated the eighth…

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Korean Conflict reenactment- T-33, F-86, MiG-15

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An introduction to some of the aircraft that served in the 1950-53 conflict

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Static Displays at Aviation Nation 2012

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A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., provides close air support over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air…

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34th WPS conducts HH-60 Pave Hawk training

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Richard Christensen, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, prepares for an HH-60 Pave Hawk sortie as part of the 34th Weapons School training program Oct. 25, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 34th WPS mission is to provide HH-60 Pave Hawk instructional flying…

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AF officials eliminate civilian skill code requirements

Posted November 2, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — Air Force officials have rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the…

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Nellis releases more on Aviation Nation Open House schedule

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 2012 Aviation Nation schedule for Nov. 10 and 11 has been released. Gates will open at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and national anthem at 10:30 a.m. Flying acts will perform from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the following order: Korean Conflict reenactment with with an…

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