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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.
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.
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.

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