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  • 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.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...