• Mobius makes first attempt to take-off, land by itself - works!

    The U.S. Air Force Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab announced that "Mobius," an unmanned aircraft system, performed two fully-independent flights including take-offs and landings at the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., March 1. This is the first aircraft of its kind to be able to take-off and land by itself. "Now that we are able to autonomously launch
  • Air Force plays part in Vegas Grand Prix

    It's time for a high-octane, 200-mph adrenaline rush known as the 2007 Vegas Grand Prix April 6 - 8 in Downtown Las Vegas, Nev., with Nellis playing a major role. "When a high-speed race like the Vegas Grand Prix comes to Las Vegas, it only seems natural to have a few of our high-powered jets to conduct a flyover to signify the start of the race,"
  • Red Flag-Alaska begins 2007 season

    The 64th Aggressor Squadron will participate along with more than 1,300 other military members from the United States, France and Australia, gathering in America's last frontier to join in Red Flag-Alaska 07-1 scheduled for April 5 - 21. The 64th AGRS will deploy eight F-16 Fighting Falcons to play the red forces during the simulated air combat.
  • F-15 loses canopy after takeoff

    An F-15C Eagle on temporary duty status here lost the aircraft canopy at approximately 10:30 a.m. while over the Nevada Test and Training Range in the Elgin/Caliente military operating area. The pilot was able to land the aircraft without further incident. Personnel from Nellis are searching for the canopy on the range at this time. The aircraft
  • $5 can make a difference

    An additional $35,000 could be raised to help Airmen if members from Nellis and Creech would donate $5 during the month-long Air Force Assistance Fund Campaign that ends May 4. One-hundred percent of all AFAF contributions come back to support the Air Force family in the form of Air Force Aid Society grants, loans and the Air Force Enlisted Village
  • Two RED HORSE Squadrons deploy for OIF, OEF

    RED HORSE Airmen from Nellis took-off Saturday morning for a six-month deployment in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. The 820th and 555th RED HORSE Squadrons here are two of only about 11 elite combat engineer squadrons in the Air Force that are self-sustainable and able to create and maintain an air base from scratch. RED HORSE
  • University Medical Center and Nellis go hand-in-hand in training pararescuemen

    This year, the Las Vegas University Medical Center Trauma Center and the Nellis 58th Rescue Squadron located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., teamed up to train Nellis' combat pararescue specialists under the title of "UMC Trauma Rotation." Every week, since early January 2007, at least two Nellis pararescuemen work side-by-side with nurses and
  • Nellis makes upgrades to flightline

    The Nellis flightline is getting a much-needed makeover that includes replacing a portion of a primary taxiway and installing new aircraft arresting systems. Although most people on Nellis won't notice the change, the people who will take note are the pilots and other Airmen who work on the flightline. "While the new aircraft arresting systems are
  • AF Thunderbirds kick off new season in style

    The Air Force's 'Ambassadors in Blue' performed their spectacular show for Air Force and Nellis leaders and Nevada civic dignitaries during the annual Thunderbirds Acceptance Show March 16, signifying the start of their new tour season. More than 200 spectators gathered on the Nellis flightline to watch the team perform for Gen. Ronald Keys, Air
  • Nellis hosts threat analysis working group

    The 57th Information Aggressor Squadron will host the first-ever Information Operations Threat Analysis Working Group at the Threat Training Facility at Nellis March 27-29. This event brings together experts from 31 U.S. intelligence, research and development, and operational organizations to identify and characterize current and emerging threats.

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