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  • Thunderbird pilot killed in crash

    04/05/2018 11:51:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    The U.S. Air Force is grieving the loss of one of its own after a Thunderbirds training flight went tragically wrong. A Thunderbird pilot crashed during a demonstration at Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas. The team says it was a routine flight and are now looking into what could have caused the crash. The accident came just a few days before the team was scheduled to perform at the March Field Air & Space Expo at March Air Reserve Base in California. In light of the tragedy, the performance has been canceled.
  • F-16 jet crashes at Nellis Air Force Base outside Las Vegas, officials say

    04/04/2018 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4th, 2018
    An Air Force F-16 jet crashed Wednesday at Nellis Air Force Base outside of Las Vegas, defense officials told Fox News. The status of the pilot, or pilots, was not immediately clear. In a statement, the Air Force said, “Emergency responders are on the scene. As soon as additional details become available, they will be provided. The accident is under investigation." The jet crashed around 10:30 a.m. during routine training at Nevada Test and Training Range, officials said.
  • Why should Turkish cleric Fethullah Gülen operate charter schools on U.S. Military bases?

    03/31/2016 12:39:57 PM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 31, 2016 | Robert R. Amsterdam
    A secretive Islamic movement is trying to infiltrate the U.S. military by establishing and operating publicly-funded charter schools targeted toward children of American service personnel. That charge may sound like a conspiracy theory from the lunatic fringe, but it is real and it is happening right now. The most immediate threat is in Nevada, where Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas (CASLV) is currently negotiating with the United States Air Force to locate a charter school at Nellis Air Force Base, with classes starting this fall. What is not widely known is that CASLV is part of a nationwide organization...
  • Ten years later, reason why EgyptAir jet crashed unclear

    10/30/2009 10:12:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,897+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 31, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    On Halloween 10 years ago today, EgyptAir Flight 990 nose-dived into the ocean off Nantucket from 33,000 feet, leaving the families of 217 children, grandparents and lovers forever haunted by the question: Why? “You just wish you knew what the reason was. Some things break your heart so much,” said Bobbie Bergman of Colorado. Bergman’s sister Paula Barnes, a one-time Marblehead resident, perished with their parents William and Tamsin Barnes and several family friends about 1:52 a.m. on Oct. 31, 1999, a half hour into what was to be a 10-hour passage from New York to Cairo.
  • Russian Military to take part in Red Flag 2012

    03/12/2012 8:41:34 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Military Paritet ^ | March 11, 2012 | IA Rosbalt
    Russian military aircraft will take part in the exercises of U.S. Air Force Flag-2012 in 2012. This was announced by the Russian Air Force spokesman Col. Vladimir Drik. "In 2012, governments, military units in the Air Force for working out issues of governance and cooperation in carrying out joint tasks will take part in several international exercises" - Drik said. "In the framework of the Collective Security Treaty and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, in particular, will exercise" Peace Mission 2012 "and" Interaction 2012 ", - he said. "Within the framework of bilateral agreements reached in August, the Russian Air Force...
  • Nellis says pilot died in F-16 crash

    06/30/2011 11:31:17 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Thursday, June 30, 2011 | 10:50 a.m. | staff
    The pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon jet that crashed near Caliente earlier this week didn't survive, officials at Nellis Air Force Base said today. U.S. Air Force officials said search and rescue teams found conclusive evidence that the pilot didn't eject from the aircraft before the crash, which occurred about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday about 20 miles west of Caliente on Bureau of Land Management property. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the pilot’s immediate family, Air Force family, and friends during this difficult time," Brig. Gen. T.J. O’Shaughnessy, 57th Wing commander, said in a statement. Air...
  • Nellis put on lockdown, streets closed near base

    03/05/2010 6:22:43 PM PST · by NoobRep · 62 replies · 6,830+ views
    No reason given for the lockdown.
  • After 40 years Nellis Air Force pilot remains are found and identified

    01/11/2010 7:40:19 PM PST · by ASOC · 9 replies · 818+ views
    KTNV, Las Vegas, NV ^ | 1/11/10 | KTNV TV
    There is finally closure to a mystery that spanned four decades. A Vietnam combat veteran's remains were identified and the family can now lay him to rest
  • Senior Chinese military General to Visit Pentagon...

    10/18/2009 6:22:23 PM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 1,004+ views
    A top Chinese general will visit the United States this month and tour major U.S. bases as Washington seeks to improve relations and reduce the risk of conlict, offi
  • Plane (E-3 AWACS) damaged while landing at Nellis AFB

    08/31/2009 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 38 replies · 10,137+ views
    "A Plane was damaged while landing at Nellis AFB Friday, causing the plane to catch fire and forcing its 32- member crew to escape..."
  • Thunderbirds fulfill her lifelong need for speed (first woman to fly with squadron, #3 right wing)

    10/01/2006 8:23:12 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 16 replies · 2,473+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday September 29th, 2006 | Alex Quade
    Just an awe inspiring story! By Alex Quade CNN WICHITA, Kansas (CNN) -- Air Force Maj. Nicole Malachowski says she always has wanted to fly -- and fly fast. She got her private pilot's certificate before she got her driver's license, and she's been soaring ever since. When Congress changed the rules in the early 1990s, allowing women to fly combat missions, her future was sealed. Now at 31, Malachowski is the newest member of the Air Force's Thunderbird demonstration squadron -- the first woman on any U.S. military high performance jet team. "People talk about glass ceilings or breaking...
  • Aggressor squadron stands up at Nellis

    01/05/2006 7:57:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 665+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Senior Airman J.G. Buzanowski
    1/5/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The Air Force will reactivate the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 12. In a letter to Airmen, Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force chief of staff, cited the history of the unit as “legendary” and said the aggressors will “directly contribute to the combat capability of our Airmen.” “The 65th and other aggressor units will provide realistic adversary training in air, space and information operations that make us even better,” General Moseley said. “Their training will keep us innovative as we fight this global war on terror and defend this...
  • Pilots say new U.S. stealth fighter has no equal [F-22]

    12/22/2005 2:06:56 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 113 replies · 12,174+ views ^ | Wed, Dec. 21, 2005
    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - The Air Force's new F-22A Raptor is such a dominant fighter jet that in mock dogfights its pilots typically take on six F-15 Eagles at once. Despite the favorable odds, the F-15s, still one of the world's most capable fighters, are no contest for the fastest radar-evading stealth jet ever built. "The F-15 pilots, they are the world's best pilots," said Lt. Col. David Krumm, an F-22A instructor pilot. "When you take them flying against anyone else in the world, they are going to wipe the floor with them. It's a startling moment for...
  • Airman saves life while TDY (TDY = Temporary Duty)

    06/15/2005 5:46:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 26 replies · 794+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | June 15, 2005 | Jon Sladek
    MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFPN) -- Air Command and Staff College student Maj. Michael Jansen cannot explain his actions while on temporary duty to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for specialized study of air and space power. “Something like that may happen once in your lifetime, but hopefully never,” he said. “You can’t plan how you will react to it.” React he did, and in doing so, saved another man’s life. Major Jansen and a few ACSC students from here were in downtown Las Vegas on one of the busiest intersections in the gaming capital of the world. What...
  • Looking for a tailflash

    11/29/2004 3:39:11 PM PST · by Tennessee_Bob · 5 replies · 441+ views
    Me, Myself, and I | 11/29/2004 | Tennessee_Bob
    Ok, here goes - I do cross stitch - it's a hobby I picked up while I was in the military (great for finger dexterity, and beat the heck out of re-reading the same Louis Lamour books over and over while sitting on alert duty). Only access I have to the net nowadays is through work, so I'm facing a little constraint on being able to search for stuff. Now, a little history - I was in the Air Force, stationed at Nellis AFB as a jet engine mechanic. The last unit I served in was the 57th FW. I'm...