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HH-60G accident investigation report released

Posted May 5, 2017 by

The unintended closure of two helicopters and a pilot’s overcorrection to avoid collision resulted in the crash of an HH-60G helicopter and the injury of its crew on Aug. 18, 2016, at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis AFB, Nev., according to an Air Combat Command Accident Investigation Board report released today. The…

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Avengers assemble

Posted July 14, 2017 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training…

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Vegas Strong: Airmen and families support victims of shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Las Vegas community was left saddened and distraught, but not broken. Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Base sprang into action to help on the domestic battlefield, doing all they could to help victims, their families and their beloved community.

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Airshow 2017: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted November 11, 2017 by

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

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57th MXG hosts 4th quarter load crew competition

Posted January 12, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Multiple squadrons from the 57th Maintenance Group participated in the quarterly load crew competition Jan. 5, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The competitions challenge the teams’ capabilities to load munitions on aircraft in an accurate, safe and timely manner.

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Heavy Haulers assist Air Force

Posted March 9, 2018 by

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. David Bickel Airmen from the Joint Terminal Attack Controller training center board a CH-53 from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 simulating a stealth extract from a combat zone at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nev., Feb. 27. The Nellis Air Force Base training detachment allows Marines with HMH-462 to…

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Airmen ’unload’ skills during load crew competition

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Airmen from the Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit work together to load a munition during a quarterly weapons load crew compteition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Weapons loaders work in teams of three, with the highest ranking member being the team chief.   Staff Sgt. Colton Covill, Eagle Aircraft Maintanence Unit weapons team…

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Creech education office deliberately develops Airmen

Posted January 8, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The education office continues to provide Airmen here opportunities to further both their personal and professional education requirements. Currently, the education office offers career development course testing, skill-level testing, professional military education testing, and GI Bill and Community College of the Air Force counseling. Airmen can complete PME and…

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Coalition nations join forces at Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 19, 2016 by Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III

Three coalition nations joined forces here during the world’s premier advanced, realistic, combat air, space and cyberspace training exercise to build a capable, cohesive team.

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Boom, Boom, Pow: 57th Wing’s Load Crew Competition

Posted April 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tanenbaum Load crew members from Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit loads an armament during the 57th Wing’s Load Crew of the Quarter Competition at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 8. Strike AMU is responsible for the aircraft maintenance of the F-15 Strike Eagle at Nellis AFB.  …

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