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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
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
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.
Air Force investigating crash of drone aircraft in Nevada
Air Force investigating crash of drone aircraft in Nevada
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The U.S. Air Force is investigating why an unmanned “hunter/killer” drone aircraft crashed Wednesday night in the Nevada Test and Training Range, about 120 miles north of Las Vegas.
Slight chance of rain continues throughout valley
Slight chance of rain continues throughout valley
Friday, November 16, 2012
Morning showers Friday dropped trace amounts of rain throughout the valley, but Las Vegans can look forward to a mostly sunny fall weekend going forward.
Aviation Nation show has special meaning for some on Veterans Day
Aviation Nation show has special meaning for some on Veterans Day
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Mark Goldstrom stood on the sprawling concrete tarmac at Nellis Air Force Base surrounded by memories during the Aviation Nation air show Sunday. It all brought him back to the 20 years he spent as a crew chief fixing planes for the Air Force.
Photo: Two Thunderbirds make a
Crowds brave chill for thrill at Aviation Nation air show
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Swarms of hooded figures braved the high winds and low temperatures to watch planes climb, dive and spin in ways that sparked the imagination and seemed to defy physics.

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