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NTSB: Pilot turned failing jet to desert before Nellis crash

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Investigators say a civilian contractor pilot who ejected from a Vietnam War-era military jet near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., last month steered the failing aircraft toward the desert before it crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot reported the Douglas A-4K Skyhawk lost power approaching a runway before he parachuted safely away…

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F-16s help strengthen bond between US/Pakistan Air Forces

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller A Pakistan air force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the No. 5 Squadron, Pakistan Air Force Base Rafiqui, prepares for take-off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 17. The No. 5 Squadron traveled more than 7,700 miles to participate in Red Flag 16-4. NELLIS AIR…

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Utility allowance to receive changes

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The 99th Air Base Wing held a town hall meeting at the Nellis Base Theater to discuss the upcoming changes to utility allowances Aug. 30.

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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Since its inception in 1975, Red Flag has served as the pinnacle of air-to-air combat training for the U.S. Air Force and its allies.

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Team Nellis/Creech/NTTR set to undergo Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

Posted September 9, 2016 by Major Robert Curran

NELLIS AIR FORE BASE, Nev. — Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases will be vulnerable for a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection or CCRI as early as October with a specific date still to be announced. Throughout the rigorous assessment window, inspectors will be examining the installation’s classified and unclassified computer networks to validate security compliance…

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693rd ISRG increases capabilities during Red Flag 16-3

Posted September 9, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Darnell T. Cannady

Courtesy photo The Distributed Ground Station-4 team takes a team picture in front of the U-2 the recent Red Flag 16-3 exercise July 11-29 at the Nevada Test and Training Range of Nellis Air Force Base. The mission of Red Flag is to provide unrivaled air, space and cyber combat power for America by combining…

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USO Transition 360 helps service members’ transition into civilian life

Posted September 9, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Transitioning out of the military can be a stressful and overwhelming process. The USO offers assistance through a variety of partnerships and programs called their USO Transition 360 Alliance to make help make the process easier.

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Combat Kings train at all hours during Red Flag

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum HC-130J Combat King IIs assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, undergo preflight preparation on the flightline before Red Flag 16-4 night operations at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acre…

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Spanish aircrews train with U.S. at Red Flag 16-4

Posted August 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

For the Spanish air force, Red Flag 16-4 has been the perfect avenue to receive the best training for their aircrews and support personnel, as well as an avenue for overcoming unique challenges that aren’t always experienced in European exercises.

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Newly renovated Outpatient Pharmacy opens for business

Posted August 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On Aug. 1, the newly renovated Outpatient Pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital opened for business. The renovations started in March of 2015 and were completed in phases that ended up totaling $1.5 million. Phase one was the renovation of the inpatient pharmacy, was completed in Jan. 2016 and…

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