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Red Flag 15-3 wraps up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., lands during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 21. A typical Red Flag exercise involves a variety of aircraft including, but not limited to, fighters, bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, airlift support,…

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Ground testing for F-35 gun conducted at Edwards AFB

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35A Lightning II, tail number AF-2, fires a burst of rounds down range at the Edwards Gun Harmonizing Range on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 17. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force is in the process of testing the F-35A Lightning II’s newest munitions asset;…

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Raptor pilots reach 1,000 flight hours in F-22

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz Majs. Ethan Waitte and Thomas Borrego, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilots, stand with Lt. Col. Matt Allen, 422nd TES F-22 Raptor test director, after returning from a training sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 27. Waitte and Borrego flew as wingmen throughout the…

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Creech Airmen showcase RPA at Canadian airshow

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Senior Airman Kaitlyne LaRocque, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-1 Predator crew chief, left, and Staff Sgt. Craig Stewart, 432nd AMXS MQ-1 crew chief, prepare a Predator to be lifted out of its “casket” in Lethbridge, Alberta province, Canada, July 24. The crew chiefs, along with…

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Nellis’ legacy of liberty

Posted  November 7, 2014

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to be in attendance when the base opens its doors for the 2014 Nellis’ Open House Nov. 8 and 9.

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Creech Air Force Base

Posted  November 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo The Creech AFB Main Gate is on U.S. Highway 95, at the north end of the small town of Indian Springs, Nev. Creech is home to the Predator unmanned aerial vehicle, and is one of two emergency divert airfields for the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range Complex. The base is…

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Joint team effort for Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  November 7, 2014

Courtesy Photo   LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Air Force Air Thunderbirds soar over a sold-out Las Vegas Motor Speedway. For more than a decade, the Nellis Air Force Base community and Las Vegas Motor Speedway family have enjoyed a cooperative relationship that both thrills race fans and emblazons the patriotic spirit of America. The…

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U.S. Air Force Warfare Center

Posted  November 7, 2014

The U. S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., reports directly to the Air Combat Command. The center was founded Sept. 1, 1966, as the U.S. Air Force Tactical Fighter Weapons Center. It was later renamed the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center October 2005. The USAFWC exists to ensure deployed forces…

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Nellis holds MARE to prepare

Posted  October 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron spray an F-16 Fighting Falcon that is playing the role of a downed F-35A Lightning II during a major accident response exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 28. The firefighters were evaluated on how quickly and…

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AF adjusts enlisted retention results

Posted  October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center. Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active duty following identification of an issue in the eligibility…

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Taking a stand: Help win fight against sexual assault

Posted  October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON — Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, America’s Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year,…

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Remember to change your smoke detector battery

Posted  October 31, 2014

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The staff of the Moody Fire Prevention office is urging everyone to make a potentially life-saving move when they set your clocks back one hour Nov. 2: Take a moment to change their smoke alarm batteries. Turning the clocks back will already be on the ‘to-do’ list for the majority of…

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Tips for visiting Nellis Open House

Posted  October 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to perform an aerial demonstration during Aviation Nation Nov. 11, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a highly maneuverable, compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis community is happy to…

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Nellis to honor contributions of Native Americans throughout November

Posted  October 31, 2014

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For close to 100 years, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior for Indian Affairs, American Indians advocated for a designated day to honor their contributions, achievements, sacrifices and cultural and historical legacy of the original inhabitants of what is now the United States. In 1976, their voice was heard…

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