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Airshow 2017: Top 5 reasons to download Aviation Nation app

Posted November 11, 2017 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

The Nellis Air Force Base Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo is scheduled for Nov. 11 and 12. The base is prepared to host more than 400,000 guests over the two days — The question is whether you are prepared. Improve your chances of enjoying the Expo by downloading the 2017 version of the Aviation…

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Thunderbirds announce new commander, lead pilot

Posted December 22, 2017 by

US Air Force photo Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officer who will lead the United States Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2018 demonstration season. Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh will become Thunderbird No. 1, the squadron’s commander and lead pilot. As the two-fold duty…

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Posted February 23, 2018 by

Nellis to host USAF Wounded Warrior Team Trials The U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, in coordination with Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, will host the United States Air Force Trials Feb.23-March 1. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive & rehabilitative sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being…

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Thunderbirds host memorial service for Maj. Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno

Posted April 20, 2018 by

On April 11, the Thunderbirds commemorated the life of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, at a Thunderbird Memorial service at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nellis Airman ‘LEAPs’ into language program

Posted October 9, 2015 by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline

She speaks Russian, Bulgarian and English while possessing master’s degrees in economics, law, business administration as well as international relations.

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Maintaining Air Force traditions while serving others: Protocol showcases RPA mission

Posted December 11, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay

Every day across military installations around the world, the dedication to duty is a solemn part of life. The time-honored traditions extend to fallen service members and distinguished visitors, and the flag separates those in the profession of arms from all others.

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Red Flag: Then, now

Posted February 12, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

During the Vietnam War (1962-1973) the U.S. Air Force lost approximately 1,737 aircraft in combat. It was a number that was unacceptable and an area that the Air Force knew it needed to improve on.

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USAFWC Airmen gather for Change of Command

Posted March 25, 2016 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

Airmen assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and affiliated units were joined by Gen. ‘Hawk’ Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command, and local community representatives at the Thunderbirds Hangar, to recognize a transition in leadership.

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Nellis\Creech AFB Exchange hours of Operation

Posted May 27, 2016 by

Memorial Day — May 30, 2016 RETAIL Main Store: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS: Closed Express\Class Six: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Unattended Fueling: 24/7 Hospital Express: Closed Landings Express: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station: Closed Unattended Fueling: 24/7 FOOD Papa Johns: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King\Popeye’s DT: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dining Room:…

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Zuhlke takes command

Posted July 15, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Carter Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander and Lt. Col. Christopher Zuhlke, 561st Joint Tactics Squadron commander, pose for a photo as Zuhlke takes command of the squadron June 29 on Nellis Air Force Base. The 561st JTS serves as the sole publishers of Air Force…

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