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U. S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted November 9, 2016 by

The U. S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, reports directly to the Air Combat Command. The Center was founded Sept. 1, 1966, as the U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center. It was later renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center in October 2005. The USAFWC exists to ensure deployed…

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Hill’s F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1

Posted February 3, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum A crew chief, assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marshals an F-35A Lightning II after landing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21. The F-35A is participating in Red Flag 17-1, making it the first iteration to incorporate the…

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America’s oldest RPA unit celebrates 75 years

Posted March 17, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated the 11th Attack Squadron’s 75th anniversary of providing America with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities here since March 2, 1942.

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Nellis celebrates National Defense Transportation Week

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

National Defense Transportation Week was held May 15–19 to celebrate the contributions of vehicle operators and first responders.

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Providing freedom from terror: RPAs help reclaim Sirte

Posted August 3, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In May 2015, Sirte, Libya, still recovering from the fallout of civil war, fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria forces. It took a year until the United Nations backed government of Libya, the Government of National Accord, launched an offensive to retake the city.

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Gospel Choir anniversary

Posted October 27, 2017 by

Courtesy photograph The 1st CME Choir of Las Vegas sings Hallelujah at the Nellis Chapel. The Nellis Chapel Gospel Choir celebrated their 38th anniversary Oct. 14. Also on hand for the celebration was the Unity Baptist of Las Vegas Choir. The day featured a gospel choir workshop and, following the worship program, dinner was served…

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328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

Posted November 22, 2017 by Susan Garcia

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Red Flag 18-1 takes off at Nellis

Posted January 29, 2018 by

The U.S. Air Force has kicked off its largest three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 18-1. The exercise began Jan. 26 and will conclude Feb. 16. Base officials want to remind Southern Nevada residents will notice increased military aircraft activity due to aircraft departing from Nellis Air Force Base, NEv., twice-a-day to participate…

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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted November 13, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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Nellis Airmen take time to give back

Posted January 28, 2016 by By Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Volunteering can be an amazing experience. Sharing those volunteer experiences can often inspire others to take time out and give back to the community. Airmen from the 823rd Maintenance Squadron took time on their day off to volunteer at the Nellis AFB Recycling Center Jan. 26. “I wanted to…

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