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Red Flag 17-1 to be held Jan 23–Feb 10

Posted January 20, 2017 by

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Southern Nevada residents may notice increased noise from military aircraft as the Air Force conducts Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10. More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to depart Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada twice a day and may remain in the air for up to…

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Nellis to present Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study

Posted March 3, 2017 by 99th Air Base Wing

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base is hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 15 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. 89142, to present Nellis’ 2016 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone study. The AICUZ study identifies aircraft operations, noise contours, accident potential…

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MQ-9 Reapers add to arsenal, first GBU-38 dropped

Posted May 12, 2017 by 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 26th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., made history earlier this week, by employing the first GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition from an MQ-9 Reaper for training and in combat downrange.

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Bulls celebrate 75 years of aviation excellence

Posted July 24, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

For the past 75 years, the 17th Attack Squadron Bulls have played an integral part in the defense of the nation by providing combatant commanders with reconnaissance capabilities, and more recently, with precision attack capabilities.

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Nellis holds vigil following Vegas shooting

Posted October 13, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tannenbaum Brig. Gen. DeAnna Burt, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center vice commander, listens to the chaplain during a vigil at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 2, 2017. Nellis, like all of Las Vegas, was deeply saddened and affected by the Las Vegas shooting…

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Airmen of WFC keep gym clean, functional

Posted November 6, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis The Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers many amenities to its members. The WFC features a pool, saunas, equipment checkout, family room, weight room, indoor track, and cardio room. The WFC also features the Health and Wellness Center which offers a…

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From air to ground, RPAs partner with JTACs to accomplish mission objectives

Posted January 15, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Y. Barclay

As we enter 2016, the demand for remotely piloted aircraft in conflict areas around the world continues to rise, and with it, the misconceptions about this unique capability are on the rise.

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Structural maintainers provide backbone of RPAs

Posted February 26, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

When people have a blemish, they see a dermatologist. When they have a physiological problem, they see an orthopedist. For the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, aircraft structural maintainers fill both the aesthetic and structural maintenance roles to keep remotely piloted aircraft in check.

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99th FSS to open Auto Skills Self-Help Center

Posted April 22, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Airmen and all DOD ID cardholders who may be car enthusiasts, mechanics or just like working on their vehicles in general will now have access to work on their vehicles at the new Auto Skills Self-Help Center that the 99th Force Support Squadron will be opening April 28.

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Returning home: 823rd MXS, 66th RQS

Posted June 17, 2016 by

A C-17 carrying Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron returning home from deployment taxis down the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 7. The Airmen were bused from the Nellis AFB flightline to the 823rd MXS hangar where their families awaited their arrival.   U.S. Air Force photo by…

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