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  • USSOCOM Para-Commandos open Aviation Nation 2019

    Hovering at 5,500 feet above Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, an HC-130J Combat King II lowers its rear door and gives the final signal to the U.S. Special Operations Command Para-Commandos parachute demonstration team waiting to jump out of the aircraft. Their aerial proficiency is exhibited as they uniformly free fall to the earth—thrilling and entertaining the crowd below.
  • Academy’s Glider Team to perform at Aviation Nation

    The Air Force Academy’s Aerobatic Demonstration Team will showcase their talents to the Las Vegas community for the first time in several years at Aviation Nation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Nov. 16-17.
  • Defenders help ensure safety, security during Aviation Nation 2019

    As the main gate opens to the public, hordes of shuttles stream in with excited Aviation Nation 2019 attendees. The participant’s eyes are gazed to the sky while others are observed keeping the crowd secure. The 99th Security Force Squadron (SFS) helps ensure the base is safe and protected while everyone enjoys the demonstrations.
  • F-35 Demo Team to take first flight in Las Vegas air show

    This year, don’t miss the F-35 Lightning II Demonstration Team, which is performing for the first time in Las Vegas and are teaming with the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Bolt Aircraft Maintenance Unit to fly Nellis-based F-35 aircraft.
  • Air Force to have new mission simulator at Aviation Nation

    The future is now -- and coming to Aviation Nation!The U.S. Air Force is bringing its newest demonstration technology - a state-of-the-art flight simulator that demonstrates the full breadth and capability of modern American airpower - to Aviation Nation at Nellis AFB, Nev., on Nov. 9-11. Known as Rapid Strike, the ride is intended to bring a
  • Post Air Show Nellis AFB Mass FOD Walk

    A post air show mass foreign object and debris walk will take place here Nov. 13.FOD walk show time for walkers is 6:15 a.m. and start time is 6:45 a.m. The uniform of the day will be the Airman Battle Uniform or Flight Suit. Walkers will form up on the painted red line within the airfield. FOD walk leaders will be in orange vests and will stand 30
  • Post-open house FOD walk scheduled for Nov. 15

    Nellis Air Force Base hosts one of the most dynamic open houses on record. Whether it's the churn of vintage aircraft carving through the sky, or the roar of the Thunderbirds resonating through your bones, the event is good old-fashioned fun for the entire family. In one instance, the level of simultaneous aerobatic activity may be overwhelming,
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