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USAF Weapons School performs JFEX

Posted July 1, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum An A-10 Warthog, assigned to the 66th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, preforms close air support during Joint Forcible Entry Exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range, June 16. A-10s are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used…

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Red Flag 16-4: challenge issued, challenge accepted

Posted August 26, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Frank Miller

The 55th Fighter Squadron, from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, brought their “Shawesome” F-16 Fighting Falcon’s to an exercise Air Expeditionary Wing during Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 15, 2016.

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West Coast Ravens

Posted November 9, 2016 by

The Ravens are a group of pilots from our nation’s western states who fly their RV airplanes in formation at air shows and various other aviation events.

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USAFWS hosts joint integrated hostage rescue

Posted December 16, 2016 by Maj. Rich Harr

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 14th Weapons Squadron hosted 17 diverse units and other government agencies during a hostage rescue exercise, as part of the Weapons School Integration phase Dec. 2, at the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted February 17, 2017 by Micah Garbarino

Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.

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Nellis AFB conducts Major Accident Response Exercise

Posted April 28, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum by a truck during the Major Accident Response Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13. The base conducted the exercise to evaluate real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel for scenarios that could impact the base.   arry a simulated victim on a stretcher during…

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USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted June 9, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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66th RQS returns from Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Posted September 29, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

An Airman, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., carries his gear off the flight line after returning from Hurricane Irma relief efforts Sept. 15, 2017. The 66th RQS worked with other joint service units in order to provide relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Irma. In midafternoon Sept….

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2017 Air and Space Expo Exhibits

Posted November 11, 2017 by

Aggressor Nation Cyber ops demos, equipment and displays Nellis JTACs ATVs and equipment Nellis EOD Bomb suit, response vehicle and robot displays, and training aids 58th Rescue Squadron MRAZR and ATV Combat Search and Rescue GARV (pararescue vehicle), life raft and parachute 820th Red Horse Squadron Rock dump, tracked loader, M-series wrecker Nevada National Guard…

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Local community spreads holiday cheer for base dormitory residents

Posted December 22, 2017 by Lawrence Crespo

On Dec. 13, 2017, more than 800 Nellis and Creech AFB dormitory residents came home to a plate of freshly baked holiday cookies. The Nellis Area Spouses Club organized this year’s cookie drive to ensure Airmen living in the dorms would have homemade baked goods for the holidays.

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