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Nellis F-35 flies 1,000th sortie

Posted November 6, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline An F-35A Lightning II takes off from the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 22. The aircraft was preparing to fly its 1,000th sortie for Nellis AFB’s F-35A program. The F-35 is designed to provide the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification…

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ACC Commander paves way for RPA enterprise improvements

Posted January 22, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald paid a visit to the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 14 to address some of the challenges and unique issues the remotely piloted aircraft enterprise faces. 

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Service members ‘lean’ on each other

Posted March 4, 2016 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — On Sept. 21, 2015, the Department of Defense launched a new initiative called Lean In Circles in conjunction with an organization called LeanIn.Org. The mission of this new program is to give service members the chance to speak and connect with other women and men in their respective units…

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34th BS Gains Deployment Training at Green Flag

Posted April 29, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

When Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind, the most common association that is made is that the base hosts the massive air-to-air training exercise known as Red Flag.

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823rd MXS, 66th RQS return from deployment

Posted June 17, 2016 by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis

Approximately 80 Airmen from the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron were welcomed home June 3 and 7 after being deployed for approximately four months.

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Aerial refueling: Tankers serve as gas stations in Nevada skies

Posted August 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jake Carter

Over the Nevada Test and Training Range, aircraft from all over the globe blast through the Nevada sky in a simulated war scenario. In the exercise, called Red Flag, units test their abilities against some of the military’s premier aircraft while also receiving some of the best training offered in the world.

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99th CONS, CES facilitate repair of ‘various intersections’

Posted October 2, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Kline

The construction that took place here on Washington Boulevard — which began March 16 — was officially completed Sept. 11.

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Clydesdales visit NAFB

Posted December 4, 2015 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Clydesdale horses trot along the Exchange parking lot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 2. Nellis AFB Airmen and their families were able to take photos as well as hitch a ride on a holiday-adorned wagon.

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Maintaining success through Total Force Integration at Red Flag 16-1

Posted February 5, 2016 by Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III

It is a given that no aircraft leaves the ground unless it is working properly, but that challenge is multiplied here at Red Flag 16-1. Hundreds of maintainers from around the world work long hours to ensure all training sorties are executed safely and efficiently.

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Piecing the puzzle together, RPAs provide crucial CAP capabilities: Pre-flight maintenance

Posted March 18, 2016 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

With a mission fully planned, remotely piloted aircraft and ground control stations must be in complete working order to ensure the aircrew has an operational Remotely Piloted Aircraft to get the mission done successfully and safely.

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