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Hill AFB Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

The 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an exponentially more challenging exercise Red Flag, 19-1 Feb. 15 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Red Flag adjusts for today’s challenges

The 414th Combat Training Squadron, which oversees Red Flag, is making changes to the exercise for improved efficiency at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic multi-domain training exercise that maximizes the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a robust, accurate training environment.

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USAFWC breaks ground on Virtual Test and Training Center

Gen. Mike Holmes, Air Combat Command commander, and Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, broke ground Feb. 8 on the Virtual Test and Training Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., which will enable full-spectrum readiness through next-generation battlespace environments.

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Creech Airmen celebrate new MWR services

Creech Air Force Base, Nev., held a grand opening for a long-sought Community Commons location, Jan. 31, 2019. Leadership from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and 99th Air Base Wing were in attendance and ushered in yet another addition to Creech morale, welfare and recreation infrastructure.

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Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive.


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Commentary

New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted  January 18, 2019

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore. Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

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Medal of Honor recipient meets local vets

Posted  January 18, 2019

When Retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry first meets you, he gives you a warm smile and a firm handshake.

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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  January 18, 2019

NELLIS Happenings Nellis Club Grand Reopening: The Nellis Club Grand Reopening is scheduled for Jan. 24. To celebrate, the following events/activities are planned: * Barbershop opens at 10 a.m. Free haircuts for club members and Nellis Life VIP members. First come, first served. * Food Show runs 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $8 for club…

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COMACC visits Nellis

Posted  January 18, 2019

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Gen. James M. “Mike” Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, the ACC command chief, pose for a photo with the 99th Security Forces Squadron Airmen who responded to a previous gate incident at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.,…

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News

U.S. military says service members killed in Syria blast

Posted  January 17, 2019

Two U.S. service members, one Department of Defense civilian and one contractor supporting DOD were killed and three service members were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. The troops were killed in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria, the U.S. military said, an attack that came…

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