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  • Sssnake Survey

    An adult Great Basin Rattlesnake coils in the rocks on a hillside at the Nellis Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 17, 2019. According to Colorado State University herpetologists, rattlesnake bites are often as a warning and rarely fatal. Their venom is used to subdue their prey, not used as a defense mechanism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff.
  • 66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

    The 66th Rescue Squadron (RQS) paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.
  • F-35 pilots to conduct first Stanley Cup Final flyover

    While the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team makes history on the ice, the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet will make history with the Air Force’s first flyover of a National Hockey League Stanley Cup Final May 30.   The 6th Weapons Squadron will lead a four-ship F-35 aerial formation over the T-Mobile arena prior to the start of Game 2.   “We have a
  • 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 AFB inducts new Honorary Commanders

    The honorary commander program emphasizes informal, personal, one-on-one relationships between Nevada community leaders and senior leadership at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the Nevada Test and Training Range.
  • Joint forces perform CSAR over the NTTR

    Combat search and rescue is an operation that is carried out within or near combat zones. A CSAR mission may be carried out by a task force of helicopters, ground-attack aircraft, aerial refueling tankers and an airborne command post.
  • Singapore AF enhances Red Flag 17-2

    As the Singapore CH-47 Chinook’s twin rotors build speed and spin in unison, a loud but calming hum fills the interior of the helicopter. Seven Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) specialists sit with their gear in front of them, parachutes on their backs.
  • Red Flag 17-1 kicks off at Nellis AFB

    The U.S. Air Force’s three-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise, Red Flag 17-1, began today and will conclude on Feb. 10.
  • USAFWS Class 16-B executes JFEX

    Joint forcible entry is a U.S. Air Force Weapons School large-scale air mobility exercise in which participants plan and execute a complex air-land operation in a simulated contested battlefield.
  • NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

    “The NTTR is an asset of the United States of America, all Department of Defense agencies, national security agencies including other governmental agencies and our allied partners,” said VanHerck. “We routinely bring partners to the NTTR to train just as if we were going to go into combat with them, and that is a crucial capability for us. All this success comes at a price as our ability to meet warfighter requirements has exceeded our capacity. We continue to look for innovative ways to address these issues, but the reality is it will likely get worse before it gets better as 5th generation aircraft stretch the capabilities of our range.”
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