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Nellis Air Force Base

Photo: Students walk through Lomie Heard Elementary Schoo
At Nellis AFB, elementary school has its own challenges, opportunities
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Education:
When Principal Kori Deal stepped foot in Lomie Heard Elementary School for the first time earlier this year, she quickly found out it was unlike any other school she had worked in during her 21-year career with the Clark County School District. "Having to drive through the (armed security) gate, that was different," Deal said, laughing. "But other than that, we're a typical CCSD school. We just happen to be on a military base."
Photo: Nellis Air Force Base airmen serve dinner to the h
Nellis airmen take on new duty: Serving city's homeless
Monday, September 10, 2012
It’s almost 7 p.m. on a scorching late-August Monday, and a line of homeless men and women stretches two blocks along G Street. Some in line are rail thin, covered in the grime of life on the street, others push strollers with their children in them, and others are in wheelchairs. They’ve ended up here because of unforeseen illnesses, past mistakes or a combination of both. All are in need of nourishment and a helping hand.
GOP senators head to Nevada to warn of budget cuts
GOP senators head to Nevada to warn of budget cuts
Friday, August 10, 2012
A Republican tour warning of impending military cuts is hitting another presidential battleground state, Nevada. Three members of the Senate Armed Services Committee plan to hold a town hall in North Las Vegas to discuss the impact of the cuts.
Photo: Las Vegas native Connor Fields will compete in the
Sweat poured out on BMX courses in valley paves way for trip to London
Sunday, July 22, 2012
2012 Olympics:
Connor Fields leaned on a wooden fence beam at Boulder City BMX, armed with a Sharpie and two 24-packs of Monster Energy Drink. A flock of kids straddling BMX bikes surrounded him. For nearly an hour on a sweltering 90-degree day, he scribbled his initials – a C and backward F the way his dad does it –and Team USA onto cans, BMX jerseys, bike seats and anything else thrust at him. Kids ranging from 4 to 14 years old shout his name and fight for his attention. They don’t need to though.
Photo: The USAF Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base n
Teaching the shadowy art of cyber war
Friday, July 6, 2012
Technology: Nellis AFB school aimed at taking the high ground on cyber battlefields
As the Air Force faces up to the threat of attacks on computer networks and communications, it has developed a new cyber war school at Nellis Air Force Base designed to fight guerrilla tactics of cyber-terrorists.
Man reported missing near Boulder Basin at Lake Mead
Man reported missing near Boulder Basin at Lake Mead
Saturday, June 23, 2012
A man who went swimming in the waters of Boulder Basin around 2:30 p.m. Saturday is missing, according to Randy Lavasseur, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area assistant chief ranger.
Sandoval names panel to spur development of drone aircraft industry in Nevada
Sandoval names panel to spur development of drone aircraft industry in Nevada
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Gov. Brian Sandoval was clearly impressed with what he saw of Southern Nevada’s potential as a key location for the development of drone aircraft systems when he visited Rancho High School and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University less than two weeks ago.
Police, Air Force launch program to save lives of veterans in crisis
Police, Air Force launch program to save lives of veterans in crisis
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Veterans:
The call did not sound good: man barricaded inside residence, possibly suicidal. Nellis Air Force Base leaders mobilized. They knew the airman recently had returned from a war zone and other obstacles loomed in his life.
Photo: Governor Brian Sandoval greets Rancho freshman avi
Sandoval tours training programs to promote development of drone aircraft industry
Thursday, March 22, 2012
ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION:
Acting on his vision of Southern Nevada becoming the Silicon Valley of the civilian unmanned aircraft industry, Gov. Brian Sandoval paid a visit Thursday to students who are learning aeronautics and could help the state reach that goal.
Photo: Joseph Sunley, left, 29, an electrical operations
As unemployment falls among military veterans, here's a Las Vegas company that is helping make it happen
Monday, March 19, 2012
Workers who set up big trade show and convention floors are often under intense deadline pressure to deliver an environment for events that draw millions of people to Las Vegas to conduct business. So Global Experience Specialists, one of Southern Nevada’s leading convention supply and service companies, is drawing from a pool of workers who have a reputation for not cracking under pressure — military veterans.
Photo: Pedestrians take cover behind a pole as high winds
On land, in air, high winds wreak havoc in Las Vegas Valley
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Dust clouds and high winds Tuesday in the Las Vegas Valley caused power outages, flight delays and road closures and put the brakes on at least a couple of high-profile roller coasters.
Photo: A United Airlines jet takes off from McCarran Inte
Dogged by criticism, United reverses plans to raise transport costs for pets of military personnel
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Transportation:
Military personnel at Nellis Air Force Base are breathing easier now that the airline contracted to fly them to new duty stations has revamped its pet transport policy.
Photo: Exhaust from planes obscure the Stratosphere Tower
Takeoffs, landings at Nellis increase with start of Red Flag combat-training exercise
Monday, February 27, 2012
A combat-training exercise involving aircraft and forces from the United Kingdom, Australia and United States will bring increased activity to the skies over Nellis Air Force Base and Southern Nevada through mid-March.
Photo: Army National Guard Spc. Michael Sena hugs his dau
Hugs and joy greet soldiers upon their return from Afghanistan
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Military:
The King family, decked out in matching patriotic T-shirts, waited eagerly outside a Mandalay Bay ballroom Sunday afternoon to catch a glimpse of their military hero. Soon, a sea of uniformed soldiers entered the hallway. Soon, a sea of uniformed soldiers entered the hallway. The 422nd Expeditionary Signal Battalion of the Nevada National Guard had arrived, ending a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Cameras flashed and cheers erupted as loved ones found each other.
Photo: A B-52 bomber sits on the tarmac of the Nellis air
Thousands pilot their way to Nellis for annual air show
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Aviation:
Thousands of onlookers fixed their eyes on the North Las Vegas skyline Saturday morning as Air Force jets soared over Nellis Air Force Base.

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