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Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits Nellis

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Defense Secretary (Dr.) Ash Carter visited the base Aug. 26 to observe Red Flag 15-4 operations and speak to Airmen and coalition partners about the future of the force and innovation. While at Nellis Air Force Base, the secretary visited the 414th Combat Training Squadron, toured the Combined…

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Bogdan shines light on F-35 program

  NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The American Flag hangs from the drapes over two F-35 Lightning II’s as fluorescent light fills the hangar. Two grandstands sit coinciding to each other full of eager Airmen and civilian contractors as they wait for Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan, the program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning…

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NCO finds calling through various careers

  CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Is this the job for me? Did I pick the right career field? One might find themselves asking these questions throughout their Air Force career. If these questions arise, don’t fret, there are several viable options an Airman has to expand their careers without having to leave the…

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Combat Hammer tested RPA teams

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Airman 1st Class Quantavious Wall, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member safety wires a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb onto an MQ-9 Reaper Aug. 5 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft was loaded in preparation for the 2015 Air-Ground Weapons…

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40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a range of over 2,500 miles, the C-17 is capable of carrying 102 troops or paratroopers…


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Nellis Open House celebrates airpower

Posted  November 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Pilots from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, stand in formation during the open house practice performance at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 7. Several military aerial demonstration teams, including the Thunderbirds, participated in the open house.   U.S. Air Force…

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Community Happenings – November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

Influenza vaccine available at Nellis 99th Medical Operations Squadron NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The influenza vaccine is now available for all TRICARE beneficiaries — active duty, retirees and their dependents — in the immunization clinic at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and…

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57th Wing

Posted  November 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Kevin Gruenwald NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — An F-22A Raptor and F-15C Eagle from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s 433rd Weapons Squadron fly in formation over the Nevada Test and Training Range. The 57th Wing is the most diverse wing in the United States Air Force….

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Welcome U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Thunderbirds have the privilege and responsibility to perform for people all around the world, displaying the pride, precision and professionalism of American Airmen.

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Nellis Air Force Base

Posted  November 7, 2014

Courtesy photo Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., front gate entrance in the 1950’s era. Nellis Air Force Base, part of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its…

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Aerial / Static Displays

Posted  November 7, 2014

A preview of the aircraft on static display

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Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted  November 7, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R.Holzworth The Nevada Test and Training Range is responsible for the largest contiguous air and ground space available for military operations in the free world. With 1,200 possible targets, realistic threat systems and the support of an opposing enemy force that cannot be replicated anywhere else in…

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Open House Returns

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Nellis Air Force Base Open House will return to Nevada Nov. 8 and 9. The 2014 Open House celebrates the 21st century Air Force and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the two-day event and are scheduled to be joined by several military air demonstration teams…

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Nellis, Creech, and Nevada Test and Training Range Economic Impact on Nevada communities exceeds $5 Billion

Posted  November 7, 2014

The men and women of Nellis, Creech, and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) pride themselves in being great community partners in southern Nevada. Our 2012 Economic Impact Analysis provides information on the contribution Nellis, Creech, and the NTTR make to the local economy. The men and women of Nellis and Creech Air Force…

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Lt. William Harrell Nellis

Posted  November 7, 2014

William Harrell Nellis was born in Santa Rita, N.M., March 8, 1916

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