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NTSB: Pilot turned failing jet to desert before Nellis crash

Posted September 17, 2016 by

Investigators say a civilian contractor pilot who ejected from a Vietnam War-era military jet near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., last month steered the failing aircraft toward the desert before it crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board said the pilot reported the Douglas A-4K Skyhawk lost power approaching a runway before he parachuted safely away…

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50 Years of Shaping Air Power

Posted November 9, 2016 by

If there was one person whose contribution was key to the success of the Las Vegas Army Gunnery School, that might have be Lt. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Martinus Stenseth.

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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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Exchange Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Posted November 22, 2017 by

Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 All facilities except the Class Six will be closed. The Class Six will be open 9 a.m.-2 p.m.   Nov. 24 RETAIL Main Store 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Class Six 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Service Station 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Creech Express 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS 10…

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Next level of RPA operations, USAFCENT commander recognizes Airmen

Posted January 12, 2018 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey L. Harrigian, Air Forces Central Command commander, visited the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, which played a key role in the liberation of more than 99 percent of ISIS-held territory in in 2017, Jan. 8, 2018.

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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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