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Nellis airborne explosive ordnance flight Airmen take part in a training exercise in the Nevada Test and Training Range Complex. The airborne EOD members are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald) 99th Airborne Explosive Ordnance Disposal -- ready to disarm anything, anywhere
The Airmen of the 99th Airborne Explosive Ordinance Disposal flight live and breathe risk on an almost constant basis. They are constantly in harm's way -- from diffusing bombs, disarming booby traps and improvised explosive devices, to jumping out of an aircraft from low altitudes. The mission of the 99th AEOD is to be a rapid deployment EOD
0 10/05
2006
United Nations forces head south from the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in December 1950. (Courtesy photo/Chosin Few) 'Chosin Few' Korean vets visit Nellis
Three hundred Korean War veteran survivors of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir (Jang Jin Ho) visited Nellis Sept. 20, and some of them shared their harrowing experiences during one of the most savage battles of the Korean War. "I remember it like it was last week," said retired veteran Edward Toppel, who was a 21-year-old Navy 3rd Class hospital
0 10/05
2006
Default Air Force Logo Nellis members reflect on support to Katrina relief
Tuesday marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The devastating storm that swept through the north-central Gulf Coast is one of the biggest national disasters to ever hit the United States. U.S. military units were called in and played a tremendous role in the search for and rescue of the survivors, flying in supplies and providing
0 8/29
2006
Tech. Sgt James Bozeman, 57th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, sizes up Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during drill practice Wednesday at Nellis AFB, Nev. The high-school cadets are at Nellis to get some military experience during the summer break. Nellis Airmen volunteer as military training instructors. (Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Huddleston) Nellis Airmen volunteer time to train future military leaders
Military servicemembers can almost always remember the first day they came into the military. The fear of the unknown and apprehension of taking the step into a completely new world is not a feeling that is easily forgotten. Sunday marked the first day of the in-residence Summer Leadership School, an annual training course that affords Junior
0 7/24
2006
Senior Airman Charles Scaperotto, 57th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion mechanic, relays information to his co-workers in the control cab during a full afterburner test of an engine that powers an F-16 Fighting Falcon. Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has two engine Hush Houses that significantly reduce the amount of engine noise heard on and off the base during test runs. (U.S Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Darryl Barnes) House of silence keeps Nellis, neighbors sheltered from noise
Being surrounded by noisy jets and performing engine runs all day can be grating to the nerves. But Nellis has a way to almost eliminate the noise coming from the noisy test - it's called the Hush House. Hush Houses are used all around the Air Force. They are used to test, troubleshoot and evaluate uninstalled jet engines, all inside a
0 7/07
2006
Default Air Force Logo Nellis civilian to hike trail for disabled vets
A medically-retired Airman has scheduled a 2,200-mile "Trail to Recovery" hike along the Appalachian Trail in honor of our returning wounded soldiers beginning July 16. Craig Fitzgerald, a civilian budget analyst at the 99th Comptroller Squadron here, is planning the hike in hopes of raising both awareness and funds to assist injured returning
0 7/07
2006
507th Combat Training Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Fighter course trains pilots, weapon systems officers on electronic combat
Ulysses S. Grant once said, "The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on." Although the principles behind President Grant's words are still held today, warfare itself, particularly electronic warfare is far from simple with the evolution of new
0 7/07
2006
Staff Sgt. Pete Gehrig, 66th Rescue Squadron flight engineer, sits in the cockpit of an HH-60G helicopter while performing a pre-flight inspection. The 66th is located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Doing the math, keeping the Pave Hawk in the air
When flying, the last thing a pilot would want to worry about is whether or not there is enough fuel to make it back to base. Luckily, the pilot has the flight engineer on his side. The flight engineer's responsibilities are not to be taken lightly. As a flight engineer for the 66th Rescue Squadron, Staff Sgt. Pete Gehrig has more on his plate than
0 7/06
2006
Timbisha Shshone (left) is interviewed by Dr. Richard Stoffle, associate research professor at the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology at the University of Arizona. Research has shown that the Black Mountain, Nev., volcanic landscape has special cultural significance to Native American tribes in the area. (Courtesy photo) Black Mountain study highlights heritage
In 2002, the Nellis Cultural Program conceived a plan to investigate the cultural significance of Black Mountain, located within the Tolicha Peak Electronic Combat Range on the Nevada Test and Training Range. "Cultural resources are fragile and irreplaceable artifacts, structures and areas that retain religious or ceremonial importance, such as a
0 6/27
2006
Default Air Force Logo New commander says Hello to Nellis
Even as he continues to unpack moving boxes, Col. Michael Bartley, 99th Air Base Wing commander, has had his mind on Nellis’ mission since the day he took command, March 17th. From the security forces guarding the gates to the cooks in the flight kitchen, Colonel Bartley said, everyone plays a critical role at Nellis. “The bottom line is, everyone
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2006
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