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U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald Air Force

40 years of Red Flag at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald A flight of F-15 Eagles and F-16 Fighting Falcons Aggressors fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Ranges June 5, 2008. The proposal for Red Flag came in early 1975 as an exercise that would pit student “Blue Forces” against dedicated aggressor piloted…

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

Airman pulls woman from burning vehicle

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Tech. Sgt. Justin Mahana, 823rd Maintenance Squadron support section chief, poses in front of an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 20. On Jan. 6, Mahana pulled a middle-aged woman from a burning vehicle after overhearing her crash her SUV in…

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Health & Safety

Former Airman sentenced to 18 years in drunken–driving death tells story

U.S. Air Force photo by David Bedard Former Airman 1st Class Lane Wyatt recounts the night of June 30, 2013, when he killed Citari Townes-Sweatt in a drunken-driving accident. Wyatt was sentenced Dec. 19, 2014, to 18 years in prison. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — He was born into an Air Force family, moving around…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adawn Kelsey Health & Safety

Eye to eye: Creech opens new optometry clinic

The Creech AFB Medical Aid Station now offers optometry services to all personnel assigned here, every Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

F-35 arrival begins new era at USAFWS

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Capt. Brent Golden, 16th Weapons Squadron instructor, taxis an F-35A Lightning II at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. The F-35 Golden flew is the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first assigned F-35. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A new era began at…


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Salutes & Awards

NTTR deputy director awarded Air Force Science and Engineering Award

Posted  November 2, 2012

Courtesy Photo David Walker, Secretary of the Air Force Acquisitions deputy, and Mark Maybury, Science, Technology, and Engineering USAF chief scientist, present Lt. Col. Randy King, Nevada Test and Training Range support deputy director, the Air Force Science and Engineering Award Aug. 23, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. King received the award for his…

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34th WPS conducts HH-60 Pave Hawk training

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Tech. Sgt. Richard Christensen, 66th Rescue Squadron aerial gunner, prepares for an HH-60 Pave Hawk sortie as part of the 34th Weapons School training program Oct. 25, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 34th WPS mission is to provide HH-60 Pave Hawk instructional flying…

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Post Nellis Open House Mass FOD Walk

Posted  November 2, 2012

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Tam Airman assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., walk down the runway looking for trash during a Foreign Object Debris walk. A post Nellis Open House FOD walk is schedule for Nov. 13 to ensure the flightline is cleared of miscellaneous debris which may have…

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Nellis gearing up for Aviation Nation 2012

Posted  November 2, 2012

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis activities have increased as the installation flurries around prepping for the largest military open house in the State of Nevada, which will be held during the Veteran’s Day weekend, Nov. 10-11. Traffic will increase around Nellis during next weekend as attendees drive to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway…

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Nellis partners with local community during mass casualty exercise

Posted  November 2, 2012

LAS VEGAS — Nellis Air Force Base partnered with local first responders for a mass casualty exercise Oct. 24, at McCarran International Airport. The exercise tested military, federal and state first responders’ ability to work together in an emergency scenario that may occur in the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For this scenario, Airmen from the…

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Static Displays at Aviation Nation 2012

Posted  November 9, 2012

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., provides close air support over the Nevada Test and Training Range. U.S. Air Force Weapons School students participate in many combat training missions over the NTTR during the six-month, graduate-level instructor course held at Nellis Air…

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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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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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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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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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