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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Air Force

Nellis readies for Red Flag 15-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, approaches the runway for landing during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel…

Courtesy photo Salutes & Awards

Nellis hero recognized in Portraits in Courage

Tech. Sgt. Patrick McGillivray humbly shrugs off being called a hero for his heroic actions more than a year ago.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Local

Base construction set to cut costs, update facilities

Over the past few months, many people here may have noticed older buildings, parking lots and other areas on base being demolished to make way for new construction projects.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Local

B-2 integration enhanced at Red Flag

Integration was the keyword for all Airmen — foreign, domestic and of sister services — during Red Flag 15-1.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann Local

Red Flag: evolution

In 1975, when the first Red Flag exercise took place here; there were a few sights and sounds around Las Vegas that haven’t changed much over the years.


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Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of June 2012) The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), formerly the 98th Range Wing, provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multi-dimensional battle-space to conduct testing, training and tactics development in support of U.S. national interests. The NTTR also provides instrumentation and target maintenance support for Green Flag-West at the National Training…

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99th Air Base Wing

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of July 2012) The 99th Air Base Wing, activated in October 1995, is the host wing for Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases located in Southern Nevada. The wing provides installation support for more than 10,000 personnel assigned to Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, and the Nevada Test & Training Range. Three groups are…

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99th Ground Combat Training Squadron – Silver Flag Alpha

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of July 2012) The primary mission of the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron (GCTS) is to prepare Security Forces Airmen for combat. 99 GCTS accomplishes its mission by instructing tactical courses aimed at providing Airmen with mission specific skills to defend airbases around the globe. This mission is accomplished by placing a strong…

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57th Wing

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of June 2012) The 57th Wing is the most diverse wing in the United States Air Force. It provides advanced aerospace training to world-wide Combat Air Forces and showcases aerospace power to the world while overseeing the dynamic and challenging flying operations at Nellis. It manages all flying operations at Nellis Air Force…

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64th Aggressor Squadron

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of June 2012) The mission of the 64th Aggressor Squadron is to prepare the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow’s victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. The squadron operates 20 F-16C aircraft, providing a realistic, threat-representative, contested environment for US and coalition combat units to…

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414th Combat Training Squadron “Red Flag”

Posted  November 9, 2012

(Current as of February 2012) Red Flag, a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies, is coordinated at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and conducted on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the Nevada Test and Training Range. It is one of a series of advanced…

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65th Aggressor Squadron

Posted  November 9, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William P.Coleman A 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, flies an F-15 Eagle with an updated “Splinter” paint scheme Oct. 20, 2011, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The updated Russian paint scheme promotes realistic threat replication when participating in simulated air to air combat. Mission: To prepare the combat…

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Welcome U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted  November 9, 2012

Thunderbirds “America’s Ambassadors in Blue,” the Thunderbirds plan and present precision aerial maneuvers to exhibit the capabilities of modern high performance aircraft and the lofty degree of professional skill required to operate these aircraft in a precision aerial demonstration.

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William Harrell Nellis

Posted  November 9, 2012

William Harrell Nellis was born in Santa Rita, N.M., March 8, 1916. He was still a child when his family relocated to Searchlight, Nev. Nellis lived with his grandmother for a time in Searchlight. When not attending school, he helped her run the Searchlight Hotel. Nellis remained in the town until he graduated the eighth…

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Korean Conflict reenactment- T-33, F-86, MiG-15

Posted  November 9, 2012

An introduction to some of the aircraft that served in the 1950-53 conflict

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