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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…

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Salutes & Awards

Key spouse gives back

Behind every good Airman is a great support system. Meredith, a key spouse of the 17th Attack Squadron, not only cares for her husband, an MQ-9 Reaper pilot, but also works for spouses married to military members across Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases, Nev.

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All in a night’s work: MQ-9s maximize airpower downrange

As many Americans sleep soundly in their beds, Airmen in attack squadrons across the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., flying the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper from cockpits in the continental U.S. are having decisive effects in the fight against violent extremism.

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Local

Farewell Bullseye!

The 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs office has documented and produced the missions of Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range for nearly 66 years.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Local

Restoring History: Wright Flyer arrives at Rancho High School

On Dec. 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright achieved a title that many of the time sought after: first in flight.


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F-86 Sabre veterans deactivate 35-year association

Posted  May 12, 2017

The F-86 Sabre, or SabreJet, is one of the cornerstones upon which the modern Air Force was built since its inaugural flight on Oct. 1, 1947.

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U.S. Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz
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Weapons School gets down and dirty in degraded conditions exercise

Posted  May 12, 2017

Students and instructors assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School squadrons executed a unique composite mission application exercise April 27, at the Nevada Test and Training Range as part of their respective course curriculums.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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MQ-9 Reapers add to arsenal, first GBU-38 dropped

Posted  May 12, 2017

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 26th Weapons Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., made history earlier this week, by employing the first GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munition from an MQ-9 Reaper for training and in combat downrange.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Nellis celebrates Earth, Arbor Day

Posted  May 12, 2017

Base and community leadership held a tree planting ceremony May 3 to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day at the Desert Eagle RV Park playground here.

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EOD technicians defuse threats before they occur

Posted  May 12, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Explosive ordnance disposal technicians from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron walk onto the range for training on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 3. EOD technicians are trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats all over the world, making them are the specialists…

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