Nellis Air Force Base
  • USAFWS superintendent symposium fast-forwards Airmen development

    The Weapons School held its first symposium for squadron superintendents in 2016. The impetus for that symposium stemmed from other leadership initiatives the Weapons School has implemented to target the professional development of its personnel. It was successful but limited to Weapons School personnel.
  • Nellis to support Hurricane Irma rescue operations in Florida

    In midafternoon Sept. 8, the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada received a call from the U.S. Northern Command to ready teams to support FEMA search and rescue efforts in the Florida Keys following the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, which later made landfall Sept. 10. Nellis personnel had a
  • Expect traffic delays at base entry gates

    Beginning this month, base visitors and employees can expect delays entering and exiting the installation due to road construction. The City of North Las Vegas completed a design and awarded a project to Contri Construction Company to construct the North East Sewer Interceptor that will run from the city's sewage treatment plant located at the
  • Building bonds with man’s best friend

    In a small building near the outskirts of base resides one of the Air Force’s most unique assets: military working dogs.
  • AFwerX Vegas opens new doors to innovation

    The men and women of the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center will once again be on the leading edge of testing, tactics, and training innovation, establishing the force’s most ambitious knowledge outreach program to date.   Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the launch of AFwerX during her visit to Nellis July 21.   The first AFwerX
  • High Spirits: B-2 maintainers fuel global reach

    Its 172-foot wingspan is interrupted only by the placement of four engines, each capable of providing 17,300 pounds of thrust to get a two man crew from point A to B. On a regular day, A is Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri; B could be on the other side of the globe.   It travels at high subsonic speeds often at elevations approaching 50,000 feet.
  • F-35A, F-35B integrate at Red Flag

    The U.S. Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 are participating in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3.
  • Navy Growlers train with Air Force, Marines during Red Flag 17-3

    Navy EA-18G Growlers from the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 134 Garudas at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, join Air Force and Marine assets from around the world in high-end air-to-air combat training.
  • JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

    JTACs integrates air power into ground special operations for mission success, deploying into forward hostile areas to control offensive airstrike operations.
  • Nellis firefighters: Ready for anything

    Firefighters from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted multiple training exercises July 18 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to maintain their mission readiness during Red Flag 17-3.

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