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Nellis Air Force Base

Photo: Members of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Ai
North Las Vegas embraces Nellis' new emphasis on partnerships
Thursday, August 29, 2013
NLV mayor: 'Nellis is in North Las Vegas from now on, as far as I’m concerned'
Two mayors, their areas of influence not more than 2 miles apart, are contemplating new economic realities. Both are attempting to look at their operations in a new way, examining the costs and benefits of each service offered, and both are on a mission to enter into mutually beneficial agreements.
Photo: An F-15 fighter jet takes off during Red Flag 13-3
Air Force aims to land more top guns amid pilot shortage
Saturday, August 3, 2013
military:
It may be hard to imagine that life as a high-flying fighter jock has lost its swagger, but the Air Force revealed it has a shortage of 200 fighter pilots this year. And if something isn’t done, the Air Force, which has about 3,000 fighter pilots, fears it may face a shortfall of 700 by 2021.
Photo: Flight crews line up to greet pilots as the Thunde
Thunderbirds return to the sky, hope to take their show back on the road
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
the military:
It’s about 9 a.m. on a recent Tuesday and there is a buzz outside the Thunderbird Nellis Air Force Base hangar — a buzz that hasn’t been heard in months. Maintenance crews have been Windexing and power-washing the F-16 Fighting Falcon jets all morning to make sure they glisten in the sun. On the runway, a procession of fighter jets takes off into a cloudy but blue sky. It’s a good day to fly. It's the first time since spring budget cuts that the Thunderbirds have been back in the air.
Nellis commander worries base's muted noises are here to stay
Nellis commander worries base's muted noises are here to stay
Monday, June 17, 2013
Military: Sequestration cuts at Air Force base mean fewer flights, less hands-on training
Charles Moore Jr. is no stranger to the fears and anxieties of war, having flown more than 600 combat hours in fighter jets and now serving as a commander of a collection of squadrons responsible for more than 130 aircraft that comprise the Air Force’s most diverse flying wing.
Photo: A French Mirage fighter jet takes off at Nellis Ai
Sequestration-necessitated 'stand down' to mean fewer aircraft over Nellis
Friday, May 31, 2013
Budget:
Aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base will spend less time in the skies over Nevada beginning Saturday as the Air Force cuts thousands of flight hours – the latest ramification of federal budget cuts on the military.
Photo: Lt. Col. (Dr.) Heather Pickett performs acupunctur
Five years after needling medical staff, acupuncture now a staple at Nellis hospital
Friday, May 24, 2013
Health Care:
Sandra Moncayo sits in a patient’s room awaiting her regular acupuncture treatment at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center situated on Nellis Air Force Base on a mid-May morning. The military hospital has become an unlikely center where Eastern and Western medicine collide. It’s a place where military doctors combine the holistic practice of acupuncture with their medical expertise to treat pain for countless airmen and veterans.
A month after wife's death, Nellis technical sergeant confesses, police say
Friday, May 17, 2013
After being told he failed a lie-detector test earlier this week, an Air Force technical sergeant at Nellis Air Base confessed he shot his wife last month after an argument in a bar escalated into a fight at their North Las Vegas home, according to an arrest report.
Photo: 2012 Miss USA Nana Meriwether and 2013 Miss Nevada
Photos: Miss USA Nana Meriwether, Miss Nevada USA Chelsie Caswell and Shanna Moakler at Nellis AFB
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Reigning Miss USA Nana Meriwether of Maryland and 2013 Miss Nevada USA Chelsea Caswell of Las Vegas attended a meet-and-greet with troops ...
Photo: Members of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force Ai
Thunderbirds announce new additions to officer corps
Monday, April 22, 2013
Five officers have been selected to become members of the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Air Force’s top jet demonstration team. The Air Force announced the appointments, which will be effective for the 2014 demonstration season, last week. The Thunderbirds are based at Nellis Air Base in Las Vegas.
Air Force: Series of errors led to Nevada drone crash
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A series of errors, including a pilot's failure to properly complete a pre-flight check, led to the crash of an unmanned drone aircraft in December in a remote area north of Las Vegas, Air Force officials said Tuesday.
Now our air show needs saving
Monday, April 8, 2013
Reno Air Races got $600,000 from government for insurance; should Nellis get help?
Less than a year ago, the Nevada Tourism Commission rescued the Reno Air Races from certain cancellation after the show’s insurance premium spiked. The state delivered $600,000 to preserve one of the last air races in the world.
Photo: Attendees walk out of the belly of a C5A Galaxy du
Budget ax falls on Aviation Nation air show at Nellis
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Aviation Nation, an annual fixture at Nellis Air Base, is the latest victim of federal budget cuts. Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base wing commander, announced cancellation of the event, which had been scheduled this year for Nov. 9-10. "Aviation Nation is a very popular event for our community, and I deeply regret our inability to host a Nellis Open House this year," Cornish said in a news release. He said cuts totaling $46 million had been ordered throughout the Air Force with a priority of combat readiness over other activities, “and air shows have been canceled as a result."
Appreciating Nellis, Dorinson
Monday, March 18, 2013
Air Force base, recycling pioneer have done a lot for this community
For many Southern Nevadans, Nellis Air Force Base comes to mind only when they see contrails in the sky. But Nellis’ impact on the economy is unmistakable.
High-tech — and high-priced — fighter roars to Nellis for testing
High-tech — and high-priced — fighter roars to Nellis for testing
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Military:
A fighter jet with a controversial past and an uncertain future has arrived in Nevada for testing to determine whether it performs as advertised in combat situations.
Photo: A U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler lands during Red Flag 1
Picture-perfect days may be nearing an end for Nellis' popular Red Flag exercises
Saturday, March 9, 2013
For the military, Red Flag is a chance to give inexperienced airmen and command leaders from across the globe realistic mission training in a simulated war. It is the only place they can train with other countries and different branches of military for a war. For others, the war exercises above the Nevada desert offer a place to shoot perfect photos of approaching aircraft.

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