• Nellis drivers test their limits at Airmen Autocross and Car Show

    Nellis and Creech Airmen were able to put the pedal to the metal and the rubber to the road at the third annual Nellis Airmen Autocross Event, held Sept. 29-30 on the Nellis Air Force Base Flightline. For the second year in a row, an F-16 raced against a high-end sports vehicle. The F-16 Fighting Falcon, the most powerful single-engine aircraft in
  • Retiree Appreciation Day honors past servicemembers

    The Retiree Affairs Office hosted the annual Retiree Appreciation Day honoring southern Nevada's military retirees at the Thunderbirds hangar Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event offered an information fair, door prizes, entertainment, and visits to the Threat Training Facility to honor and thank the approximately 800 attending retirees. Major
  • Nellis runners make marathon milestones

    Perfect running weather, motivating aircraft flybys and team support contributed to competitors' success at this year's U.S. Air Force Marathon where five runners from Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases participated in various races held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Sept. 15. Cols. Marcus Beyerle and Kurtis Lohide, Capts. Martin Conrad and
  • Nellis POW/MIA ceremony: Never forgotten

    A ceremony dedicated to prisoners of war and those missing in action took place at the base theater Sept. 21. Approximately 400 ex-prisoners of war, their family members and other visitors were present at the event, which included placement of a memorial wreath, a speech by Maj. Gen. Michael Worden, commander of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,
  • Ongoing construction projects enhance Nellis mission, quality of life

    From paving the way for mission requirements to addressing quality of life and environmental concerns, Nellis is undergoing more than 50 construction projects at any one time. Nellis' need to meet the dynamic mission of today's warfighter has led to expediting massive construction projects around base. Building aircraft facilities, additional
  • Nellis poised for annual CFC

    Federal employees and Nellis Air Force Base personnel will soon have a chance to show their support for the charities of their choice when the Nellis Combined Federal Campaign for 2007 begins here Oct. 1. The National CFC began its three-month annual charity drive Sept. 1, with hopes of raising more than $270 million nationally. The CFC is an
  • Red Flag - Changing With The Times

    On Aug. 31, the 57th Adversary Tactics Group (ATG) celebrated the successful completion of Red Flag 07-3, the third and final one of fiscal year 2007. More than 795 aircrew, maintenance, intelligence, and support personnel from 14 Air Force, Army, Navy, and German air force units sharpened their tactical employment skills in the world's premier
  • Nellis EOD Airmen honored for actions while deployed

    Nellis Air Force Base honored six of its explosive ordinance disposal Airmen with Bronze Star Medals and three Army Commendation Medals for their actions while deployed in a ceremony Sept. 18 at the explosive ordnance disposal flight building equipment bay."These Airmen are the ones who are in the heart of the fight against a ruthless and cunning
  • Maintainers unite to keep F-16s in flight

    Earlier this year, Block 52 F-16C Falcons assigned at various Air Force bases started experiencing throttle binding problems while in flight. In fact, an F-16 assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School experienced one of those incidences, forcing the pilot to eject over the Tonopah Test Range. While the pilot

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