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DC-10 Water Drop

Posted November 9, 2016 by

The DC-10 Air Tanker is a series of American wide-body jet air tankers, which have been in service as an aerial firefighting unit since 2006. The aircraft are converted wide body McDonnell Douglas DC-10 passenger jetliners, and are primarily used to fight wildfires, typically in rural areas. The turbofan-powered aircraft carry up to 12,000 gallons…

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Cyber Readiness: 365-day requirement

Posted January 6, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Adhering to standard physical security, information security and information assurance policies has never been more important due to today’s ever-evolving cyber threats. Members of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases, and the Nevada Test and Training Range can be put to the test on all three areas in a…

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Annual weapons load recognizes superior performers, keeps skills sharp

Posted February 17, 2017 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Three-man load crews from the seven aircraft maintenance units assigned to the 57th Maintenance Group convened on the flightline here to compete in the annual weapons load crew competition Jan. 27.

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Nellis AFB inducts new Honorary Commanders

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

With more than 130 guests in attendance, the 99th Air Base Wing hosted the annual Honorary Commanders’ Induction Ceremony for 25 new members April 6 in the Thunderbirds Hangar.

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Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

The United States Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017, at Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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USAFWS superintendent symposium fast-forwards Airmen development

Posted September 29, 2017 by Susan Garcia

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., helped move the future forward Sept. 19 to 22 with a symposium intended to accelerate the professional development of prospective superintendents and Airmen currently assigned to squadron superintendent roles.

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Airshow 2017: Texas Flying Legends

Posted November 11, 2017 by

Air Force photograph The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of World War II warbirds. Highlighting the drivers behind America’s success, the museum’s programs serve to remind Americans of the values and freedoms that make our country great, and challenge visitors to…

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Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour

Posted October 23, 2015 by U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

Chap. (Capt.) John Schuetze (far left), 99th Air Base Wing Catholic priest, poses for a photo with members of the “Come Be With Us” Catholic Priest Familiarization Tour outside of the Base Chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 21. The tour is run by the Air Force Recruiting Service with the purpose of…

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Forecasting missions keeps RPAs in the sky

Posted December 18, 2015 by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

The 432nd Weather Flight is the largest of its kind in Air Combat Command with 51 personnel who support remotely piloted aircraft operations globally.

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210th RQS brings CSAR to desert for Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 19, 2016 by By Senior Airman Jake Carter 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — This time of year, Alaska is usually blanketed in snow and has temperatures so low that you will want to wear an extra pair of socks. Usually you will see evergreen that are still full of life, the occasional moose or elk walking down the road and can usually…

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