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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • KC-135s make Red Flag possible at Nellis AFB

    02/03/2011 9:10:15 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    DVIDS ^ | 2/3/2011 | Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson
    Red Flag 11-2 is a large force exercise requiring many units to work together like a well-oiled machine, and if one piece were taken out, the whole operation would grind to a halt. A large and important cog in the Red Flag machine is the combined effort of four KC-135 Stratotanker units. "We're fueling their fight," said Maj. Emily Huhmann, detachment commander. "The war doesn't happen without the tankers -- it would not be worthwhile to put those support assets and the time into the training if we weren't there." The KC-135 aircraft and crewmembers from McGhee-Tyson Air National Guard...
  • Red Flag Shut Down By Tanker Shortage

    11/16/2010 11:12:42 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/12/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The U.S. Air Force recently had to cancel ones of its Red Flag training exercises because there were not enough tankers available. The air force holds 4-5 of these exercises a year, to maintain fighter pilot skills, and sometimes to complete the training of pilots before they go overseas. The training includes aerial refueling. The problem here is that the air force fleet of KC-135 tankers are very old. An unpredictable, and growing, number of them are unavailable because of maintenance problems. Earlier this year, the air force disclosed that, on average, 20 percent of its 415 aging KC-135 tankers...
  • F-16 demonstrates future of net-enabled warfare

    04/30/2010 6:10:12 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 358+ views
    F-16.net ^ | 4/29/2010 | Lieven Dewitte
    F-16 demonstrated enhanced networked-enabled capabilities during the U.S. Air Force's Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 2010 (JEFX 10), April 13-23, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. JEFX, planned and executed by the Global Cyberspace Integration Center, is a venue for innovative command and control (C2) and targeting technologies. This year's event focused on improving the U.S. forces' ability to conduct irregular warfare (IW). Lockheed Martin's participation, under the sponsorship of Air Combat Command, centered on the potential benefits of Internet Protocol (IP)-based applications in an irregular warfare context while conducting close air support (CAS) missions. Lockheed Martin's efforts tied in with...
  • Area 51 vets break silence: Sorry, but no space aliens or UFOs

    03/28/2010 8:18:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 58 replies · 2,821+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 3/27/2010 | Erik Lacitis
    After nearly five decades, guys like James Noce finally get to tell their stories about Area 51. Yes, that Area 51. The one that gets brought up when people talk about secret Air Force projects, crashed UFOs, alien bodies and, of course, conspiracies. The secrets, some of them, have been declassified. Noce, 72, and his fellow Area 51 veterans around the country now are free to talk about doing contract work for the CIA in the 1960s and '70s at the arid, isolated Southern Nevada government testing site. Their stories shed some light on a site shrouded in mystery; classified...
  • 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.
  • Red Flag 10-03 exercise kicks off

    02/23/2010 4:44:50 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 318+ views
    Air Attack ^ | 2/23/2010 | Air Attack
    Southern Nevada residents may notice increased military aircraft activity as the Air Force hosts Red Flag exercises Feb. 22 to March 5. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. The exercise is conducted on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas. Red Flag is one of a series of advanced training programs administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and Nellis, through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. More than 70 aircraft will depart Nellis twice a day, in the early afternoon and again...
  • Combat U.

    02/04/2010 10:29:53 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 250+ views
    Smithsonian Air and Space Magazine ^ | 02/04/2010 | Randy Gordon
    I was on the far north side of a formation of eight F-15s. From my vantage point I could look south and see seven other Eagles, perfectly abreast, streaking supersonically heavenward, leaving white contrails in our wake. It’s called the “Eagle Claw”—from the ground it looks like an invisible bird of prey tearing the sky open with its talons. I was a young F-15 wingman in the opening moments of my first Red Flag exercise at Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base. The air-to-air mission is simple in theory but extremely difficult in execution. Our job was to clear the skies...
  • Thunderbird returns to Nellis for final farewell

    01/15/2010 3:28:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 795+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Russ Martin, USAF
    1/15/2010 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFNS) -- A Thunderbird pilot killed in Southeast Asia and listed as missing in action for more than 40 years returned to the location of his last Air Force assignment Jan. 14 for a celebration of his life among a sea of family and peers. "Today, we welcome Maj. Russell C. Goodman home," said Brig. Gen. Russell J. Handy, the 57th Wing commander during a funeral service with full military honors at the Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron hangar at Nellis Air Force Base. "We welcome him home to the United States, welcome...
  • 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
  • United Arab Emirates Fighters Flying Over Las Vegas

    08/25/2009 11:47:15 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 15 replies · 825+ views
    Red Flag is underway at Nellis Air Force Base, and will be going until Sept. 5. Las Vegans and tourists alike sometimes get a hell of an air show when Red Flag is going on, but there is something new about Red Flag this year. For the first time, fighters from the United Arab Emirates will be participating in the combat exercise over the skies of Las Vegas.
  • Caption Obama at Nellis AFB

    05/28/2009 2:26:17 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 38 replies · 1,432+ views
    U.S. President Barack Obama greets a little girl in the Thunderbirds Hangar at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada May 27, 2009. Obama marked the 100th day of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by highlighting the development and use of geothermal and solar energy. President Barack Obama delivers speech at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Wednesday, May 27, 2009.
  • Obama touts solar power to break US oil addiction

    05/27/2009 4:52:29 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,215+ views
    Obama touts solar power to break US oil addiction 27 May 2009 23:40:19 GMT Source: Reuters *Obama to spend $467 million on solar, geothermal power *President says clean energy foundation for prosperity By Doug Palmer NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada, May 27 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama provided a spending boost to the solar and geothermal energy industries on Wednesday and said increased use of the fuels would make America more secure. "We know the cost of our oil addiction all too well," Obama said in a speech at Nellis Air Force Base, which is home to the biggest solar...
  • Nellis AFB Pics

    03/11/2009 9:27:17 PM PDT · by CIDKauf · 12 replies · 1,790+ views
    CoolPix for Vets!
  • FBI: Fresno man held in bomb hoax at Nellis AFB

    01/18/2009 2:36:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 963+ views
    AP via SFGAT.com ^ | January 16, 2009, 16:14 PST | n/a
    IN NEVADA... SNIPPET: "A 30-year-old man from Fresno, Calif., is facing a federal charge after allegedly driving onto Nellis Air Force base in a rental truck that he said contained a bomb." SNIPPET: "Anhwar Telly Young appeared Friday in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on a charge of threat to kill or cause damage by explosive, a felony."
  • RED FLAG- THE Feel Good Movie of the Year (2004)

    11/21/2008 8:16:12 AM PST · by freepersup · 13 replies · 631+ views
    hulu.com ^ | Dec. 10th, 2004 | The Stephen Low Company and K2 Communications / BOEING / IMAX
    A state-of-the-art, edge of your seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers... Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance. Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away! Filmed over the Nevada desert...
  • F-15 crashes in Nevada desert during training

    07/30/2008 4:25:54 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 31 replies · 146+ views
    kswt.com ^ | Jul 30, 2008 | N/A
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - An F-15 jet has crashed in the Nevada desert during a combat training exercise. U.S Air Force officials say the plane went down on the Nevada Test and Training Range outside of Goldfield, Nev. at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Two people were onboard the plane. Air Force spokesman Andrew Dumboski says their condition is unknown. The F-15D Eagle is assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas. Goldfield is about 180 miles north of the base.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada ~ 22 July 08

    07/21/2008 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 349 replies · 1,570+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Nellis Air Force Base, NevadaNellis Air Force Base (IATA: LSV, ICAO: KLSV) is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. An installation of the Air Combat Command (ACC), Nellis is the location of United States Air Force Warfare Center and a major training location for both U.S. and foreign fighter aircraft aircrews. The base is named for William Harrell Nellis, a Las Vegas resident and Air Force P-47 pilot who died in action during the Battle of the Bulge.Nellis, an integral...
  • Accident board reports jammed throttle cable led to F-16 crash

    11/28/2007 4:27:09 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 57 replies · 241+ views
    F-16.net ^ | November 27, 2007 | Asif Shamim
    November 27, 2007 (by Asif Shamim) - Air Force Times is reporting that an accident investigation board has concluded its investigation and released a report on Monday saying that F-16C (#91-0386) crashed due to a jammed throttle cable during a night training mission over the Nevada test range. The pilot, Maj. David Epperson declared an in-flight emergency 46 minutes into his mission when he discovered the engine throttle was stuck at max settings for the engine. With the jet stuck with afterburners on, he realised he would be unable to make a landing at the Tonopah Test Range Airfield on...
  • 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...
  • Red Flag joins American, allied airpower

    02/08/2006 5:04:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 525+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Feb 8, 2006 | 1st Lt. David Tomiyama
    /8/2006 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- Units from across the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Australia and the United Kingdom gathered here for the second part of the Red Flag 06-1 exercise, which started Feb. 6. More than 130 aircraft and 2,500 personnel will fight and support in a simulated air war over the Nellis Test and Training Range during day and night missions, through Feb. 18. “Red Flag exists mostly because of the Nellis Test and Training Range -- a lot of air space out there, a lot of ground space,” said Maj. Greg Weart, Red...
  • 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...
  • Thunderbirds continue their season after mishap

    08/22/2005 3:10:12 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 3 replies · 466+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 8/22/2005 | AFPN Staff
    8/22/2005 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are continuing their show schedule after reviewing their procedures following a mishap Aug. 20 at the Chicago Air and Water Show when two aircraft touched in flight. During one of the maneuvers, two of the team's F-16 Fighting Falcons touched wingtips. The show was halted following the incident. Both aircraft landed safely. "Safety is paramount in everything we do," said Lt. Col. Mike Chandler, team commander. "After our incident Saturday we reviewed our procedures and will continue the season this weekend in Westfield, Mass.” The Thunderbirds...
  • Report: Flight control system problem caused F/A-22 crash

    06/09/2005 5:26:40 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 27 replies · 726+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 6/8/2005 | AFPN Staff
    6/8/2005 - LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. (AFPN) -- A flight control system problem caused an F/A-22 Raptor to crash on the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on Dec. 20, according to an Air Force report released June 8. The pilot ejected and sustained minor injuries. The $133.3-million aircraft, assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis, was destroyed when it crashed. Additional damage was limited to an arresting cable, runway guide sign, runway light and the runway itself. The flight control system malfunction was caused by a brief power interruption to the aircraft’s three rate...
  • F-15 crashes in Nevada

    03/27/2005 11:42:54 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies · 746+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 3/27/2005 | AFPN Staff
    3/25/2005 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- An F-15 Eagle crashed at about 8:35 a.m. March 25 about 50 miles northeast of here. The pilot ejected safely and was flown back to the base. He and the aircraft are assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron. A board of officers will investigate the accident.
  • Pilot Ejects Safely *After* F-16 Crashes at Nellis Air Force Base

    03/21/2005 9:55:53 AM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 44 replies · 1,651+ views
    AP morons ^ | 3-18-05 | AP cretin
    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AP) - An Air Force pilot ejected safely moments before his F-16 crashed Friday just short of the runway at Nellis Air Force Base. The pilot, who was not identified, was taken to Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital, where he was being evaluated and treated for minor scratches. Military officials said the pilot has been an instructor since December 2004 at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School at Nellis. The pilot had logged 1,500 hours in the F-16, of which 30 hours came during combat, Capt. Steve Rolenc said. The roughly $20 million aircraft was assigned...
  • F-16 crashes at Nellis, pilot safely ejects

    03/18/2005 5:00:03 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 86 replies · 1,445+ views
    F-16.net ^ | 3/18/2005 | staff
    Friday, March 18, 2005 - An Air Force pilot was able to safely eject moments before his F-16 crashed just short of the runway at Nellis Air Force Base. The aircraft was assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School based at Nellis. The crash occurred about 8:34 a.m., military officials said in a statement. The pilot was taken to a hospital, where he was being evaluated and treated for minor scratches. Officials said a safety board has been formed to investigate the crash.
  • Base Opens New Center For Remote-Piloted Craft

    03/18/2005 10:33:51 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 461+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal | March 17, 2005 | Keith Rogers
    Nellis Air Force Base on Wednesday opened the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Center for Excellence, which will streamline how Predators and other remotely piloted spy planes are used in fighting terrorism.The center at the Indian Springs Auxiliary Air Field could bring a type of Star Wars weaponry down to Earth, said Maj. Gen. Stephen Goldfein, commander of the Air Warfare Center."I would say the music sheet is sort of open to be written on," Goldfein said when asked about using remotely piloted aircraft as platforms for microwave-directed energy weapons.Microwave energy generated by a radar transmitter could be used to fry electronic...
  • Raptor crashes at Nellis

    12/21/2004 5:09:39 PM PST · by iso · 4 replies · 746+ views
    12/21/2004 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. (AFPN) -- An Air Force F/A-22 Raptor crashed on takeoff here Dec. 20. The pilot ejected successfully and was taken to the base hospital for evaluation. The pilot and aircraft are assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron here.
  • NEXT GENERATION F/A-22 RAPTOR: Stealth fighter crashes

    12/21/2004 12:44:35 PM PST · by pabianice · 30 replies · 3,001+ views
    Las VegasReview Journal ^ | 12/21/04 | Brean
    Nellis pilot ejects safely before impact The charred wreckage of an F/A-22 Raptor aircraft lies at the end of a runway at Nellis Air Force Base, where it crashed Monday during takeoff. In the first reported crash of the military's next generation fighter jet, an F/A-22 Raptor slammed into the ground and exploded during takeoff at Nellis Air Force Base Monday afternoon. The pilot, whose name was not released, ejected safely moments before the crash. He was taken to Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital for evaluation. A Nellis spokeswoman said he was "up and walking around." A fire engine based at...
  • F22 Raptor crash @ NELLIS AFB

    12/20/2004 4:51:48 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 134 replies · 10,279+ views
    12/20/04 | me
    MilAir scanner sources indicate a new F22 Raptor has crashed at Nellis. Pilot was seen ejecting.
  • Osprey being tested in desert conditions

    09/30/2004 10:01:33 AM PDT · by Dubya · 18 replies · 649+ views
    starnewsonline ^ | Sep 30, 2004 | starnewsonline
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER - Flight crews are testing the V-22 Osprey – a tilt-rotor aircraft scheduled to replace Vietnam-era helicopters – in desert conditions that simulate duty in Iraq, officials said Wednesday. Four aircraft in a test squadron based in North Carolina traveled to Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas to test operations in austere conditions, according to a news release. "Over the next two weeks, our pilots will train and become competent in flying the Osprey in an austere environment, which is nothing but goodness," said Lt. Col. Christopher C. Seymour, the officer in charge...
  • Flying High (on the new F/A 22 stealth fighter plane)

    06/28/2004 10:12:07 AM PDT · by Cedar · 224 replies · 1,695+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2004 | Greta Van Susteren
    Flying High By Greta Van Susteren Dear Viewers, If anyone thinks I don't have the best job, take a look at picture #1. Yesterday, I flew on an F-16 from the Nellis Air Force Base (search) and we "chased" the new F/A 22. The F/A 22 is a stealth fighter plane that can out maneuver ANY fighter plane. This is picture #1 of those I flew with on Sunday. In the center of the picture is the Raptor (F/A 22) pilot. The others include my cameraman who flew in an F-16 and his pilot and the pilot of the F-16...
  • FNC's Greta Van Susteren' Interviews at Nellis AFB

    06/27/2004 2:26:43 PM PDT · by LivefromVegas · 19 replies · 442+ views
    Greta Van Susteren is at Nellis AFB today interviewing top Air Force Generals about the F/A -22. Coverage should be available tommorow on FNC @ 7pm.
  • Predators move to Balad

    03/03/2004 7:07:47 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 19 replies · 569+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | March 3, 2004 | Staff Sgt. A.C. Eggman
    Predators move to Balad BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Staff Sgt. Jeffery Hicks replaces a directional antenna mounting unit on an RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle before it begins a mission supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sergeant Hicks is a crew chief with the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. C.E. Lewis) Download HiRes • RQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle by Staff Sgt. A.C. Eggman332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 3/2/2004 - BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AFPN) -- The unit came packed and ready to position themselves autonomously, so they could pursue their prey quietly, unseen for hours. Arriving...