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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

USAF Weapons School F-16 hits 35 years old

The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class James Thompson Local

Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage

Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the United States and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

Dedicated crew chief: Second to none

The 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., held its first dedicated crew chief ceremony in more than five years here May 19 to recognize nearly 50 Airmen.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Local

F-22 Flying Test Bed is tip of the spear for Raptor mission systems

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Members of the F-22 Flying Test Bed team pose for a photo in front of the highly modified Boeing 757 May 3. The FTB routinely flies with real Raptors both at Edwards and Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in order to gain an early look at F-22 mission software…


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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted  February 17, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted  February 17, 2017

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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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  February 17, 2017

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Nellis/Creech AFB Exchange President’s Day Hours of Operation Feb. 20, 2017

Posted  February 17, 2017

Retail Main Store 9 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m-6 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling 24/7   Food Papa Johns 10 a.m.-midnight Burger King\Popeye’s 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston Market 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza Closed Taco…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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MQ-9 participates in Red Flag 17-1, integrates with F-35

Posted  February 15, 2017

Two MQ-9 Reapers and multiple aircrews from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., participated in Red Flag 17-1 from Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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