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Red Flag’s Heartbeat: Core unit arrives at NAFB

Posted February 3, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— The 1st Fighter Wing’s air crews and support personnel out of Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, arrived at Nellis AFB, Nevada, Jan.17 and 18, 2017, to participate in Red Flag 17-1, as the exercise’s core unit. Red Flag 17-1, a three-week combat training exercise involving U.S. and allied forces’ air,…

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Firefighters from Creech, Nellis turn up the heat

Posted March 29, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson An Airman assigned to the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection Flight peers at the training instructor before beginning an aircraft live fire training exercise March 23, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Firefighters are required to complete the exercise semi-annually in order to stay…

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Nellis participates in Pathway from Poverty

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

More than 150 volunteers from around the community gathered at J.E. Manch andZel and Mary Lowman Elementary Schools May 12 with one common goal; build a garden for students and their families to sustain healthy relationships and diets.

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Las Vegas native serves at sea aboard Navy’s largest warship

Posted June 9, 2017 by PO3 Theodore Quintana

A Las Vegas native and Sierra Vista High school graduate, Airman Quevin Caldwell is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Caldwell works as an aviation boatswain’s mate aboard the Norfolk-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational…

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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Posted November 13, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights here Nov. 5, marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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Make Your Valentine Swoon with Flowers from the Nellis Express

Posted February 5, 2016 by Cherly Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day on Nellis Air Force Base, where shoppers can pick up fresh flowers, including roses, starting Feb. 11 at the Express. A wide variety of floral arrangements will be available, ranging from single roses to dozen-rose bouquets. “The Express loves to make…

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Red Flag 16-2 tests combat readiness

Posted March 11, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Senior Airman Cameron Docksteader, Offensive Avionics technician assigned to the 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., performs pre-flight checks on a B-1B Lancer prior to a Red Flag 16-2 training sortie March 3 at Nellis Air Force Base. Nev. Exhaustive efforts are made…

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561st JTS rolls out AFTR

Posted May 6, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Lt. Col. Donald R. Baucom was quoted saying in a 1981 Air University Review article: “It may be said that warfare has acquired a new phase—technological war. In the past, research and development were only preparation for the final and decisive testing of new systems in battle. Today, the…

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USAFWS: Deliberately Strikes Night

Posted June 24, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

The United States Air Force is well known as the pinnacle of air superiority.

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Mad Hatters strike at Red Flag

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew

F-15E Strike Eagles, personnel and equipment from the 492nd Fighter Squadron out of Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England kicked-off exercise Red Flag 16-4, to conduct air combat training with joint and U.S. allies combat air forces at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15.

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