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Advanced training course for special mission aviators puts theory into practice

Posted May 20, 2016 by Susan Garcia

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s combat search and rescue squadron here put a training concept for enlisted flight certified service members through its paces March 21 to May 6 with the help of two local Airmen.

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Quarterly Load Crew Competition tests abilities, timeliness

Posted July 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristin High Airmen watch crew chiefs from various squadrons during the 57th Wing’s quarterly load crew competition on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 1. The load crew competition tests the Airmen’s abilities to load munitions onto their respective aircraft with the additive of being timed.

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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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C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team

Posted November 9, 2016 by

The C-17 Globemaster III Demonstration Team is hosted by the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

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AFSVA to implement new RPA childcare

Posted January 6, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — When it comes to being stationed at Creech Air Force Base, service members with small children have a full plate. In addition to supporting a 24/7/365 mission, parents worry about the availability, quality and cost of care their child is receiving. The base’s remote location and limited access to…

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F-35A proving its worth at Red Flag combat exercise

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

After eight days “at war” the F-35A Lightning II is proving to be an invaluable asset during Red Flag 17-1, the Air Force’s premier combat exercise held here.

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HH-60G accident investigation report released

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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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