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March 25, 2019

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Thunderbirds fly over Hollywood for ‘Captain Marvel’ movie
Thunderbirds fly over Hollywood for ‘Captain Marvel’ movie
Monday, March 4, 2019
The Thunderbirds air demonstration team will fly over Hollywood today to mark this week’s opening of the “Captain Marvel” movie, according to the team’s website. The flyover this afternoon will feature ...
Mayor: NLV thriving, 2 new wings on way to Nellis
Mayor: NLV thriving, 2 new wings on way to Nellis
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Analysis:
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee’s annual State of the City address on Tuesday included many of the usual elements of such a speech — a rundown of private and public ...
Report: Thunderbirds pilot blacked out before fatal crash
Report: Thunderbirds pilot blacked out before fatal crash
Thursday, October 18, 2018
An Air Force Thunderbirds pilot killed in a training crash in April blacked out during an extreme G-force maneuver, regaining consciousness only a moment before ...
Photo: Vice President Mike Pence, center, is accompanied
Pence stands alongside Heller, Laxalt during Las Vegas visit
Friday, September 7, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence is spending the day in Las Vegas visiting Nellis Air Force Base with Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt and incumbent GOP Sen. Dean Heller. Laxalt and Heller joined Pence on Air Force Two once it landed at Nellis and exited the plane with the vice president, shaking hands and posing for photos with service members on ...
Photo: An F-16 Fighting Falcon Aggressor flies over the N
Exercise means more planes flying out of Nellis AFB
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Las Vegas area residents might notice an increase in noise from military aircraft flying out of Nellis Air Force Base over the next two weeks. More than 80 aircraft will ...
Photo: Col. Paul J. Murray, commander of the 99th Air Bas
Nellis commander headed to Mideast says his time in Las Vegas has been rewarding
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Standing next to a 7-foot-tall replica of the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign changed to read “Welcome to Fabulous 99th Air Base Wing” in his office, it’s clear the city has left a lasting impression on Col. Paul J. Murray, the outgoing commander of ...
Photo: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the
Thunderbirds resuming air shows after fatal Nevada crash
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Air Force Thunderbirds perform today in Virginia, their first air show since the April 4 death of team member Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno during a training flight. The elite aerobatic squad, assigned to ...
Thunderbirds add pilot to replace officer killed in crash
Thursday, April 26, 2018
A veteran U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot is returning to the aerial demonstration team to replace a colleague who died during a training flight three weeks ago. An Air Force statement said ...
Pilot ejects from Arizona-based fighter jet south of Las Vegas
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
A pilot was in good condition after ejecting from an F-16 fighter jet while attempting to land this morning in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., about 150 miles south of Las Vegas, according to ...
Thunderbirds resume training after fatal jet crash
Thunderbirds resume training after fatal jet crash
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Air Force Thunderbirds say they are resuming practice today following a crash April 4 that killed one of the elite flight demonstration team’s pilots. “These flights will focus on maintaining our ...
Memorial held for Thunderbirds pilot killed in crash
Memorial held for Thunderbirds pilot killed in crash
Monday, April 16, 2018
Fighter jets flew overhead in the missing-man formation during a Southern California memorial for a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot who was killed in a crash during training. Family, friends and fellow pilots remembered Maj. Stephen Del Bagno during ...
Air Force: Pilot blamed in 2017 midair crash near Las Vegas
Air Force: Pilot blamed in 2017 midair crash near Las Vegas
Friday, April 13, 2018
A pilot training to become an instructor was at fault in a crash in September at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Las Vegas that destroyed two ...
Air Force to probe rise in low-level, non-fatal aviation mishaps
Air Force to probe rise in low-level, non-fatal aviation mishaps
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Air Force's top general has ordered a probe into low-level, non-fatal aviation mishaps, asking investigators to determine whether underlying issues are responsible for an uptick in their frequency in ...
Thunderbirds cancel 2 more shows after fatal crash
Thunderbirds cancel 2 more shows after fatal crash
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Air Force’s Thunderbirds flight demonstration team has canceled shows for at least the next two weekends following a deadly training crash last week. Shows this weekend in Lakeland, Fla., and ...
Governor orders flags lowered for Thunderbirds pilot
Governor orders flags lowered for Thunderbirds pilot
Friday, April 6, 2018
Gov. Brian Sandoval ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot who died this week in a training flight crash. Sandoval's executive order calls the gesture today a mark of respect and ...