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December 13, 2017

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Nellis Air Force Base

Photo: The Thunderbirds lift off for a flight at Nellis A
Air Force Thunderbirds commander removed over loss of confidence
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Air Force has removed the commander of the high-profile Thunderbirds demonstration team due to a loss of confidence in his abilities to lead the touring squadron of ...
Air Force aircraft roar over valley for training
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Noise above the Las Vegas Valley will increase over the next several weeks as the Air Force conducts weapons training, officials said. More than 80 aircraft are scheduled to take off from Nellis Air Force Base twice a day and ...
Inquiry blames speed, wet runway for Thunderbirds crash in Ohio
Inquiry blames speed, wet runway for Thunderbirds crash in Ohio
Friday, November 3, 2017
A Thunderbirds pilot was going too fast in bad weather and without enough stopping distance when landing on a wet runway, causing a crash that destroyed a ...
Photo: Prince Khalid bin Salman of Saudi Arabia, the new
Saudi ambassador to U.S. visits Nellis AFB as he acclimates to new role
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
On Prince Khalid bin Salman’s first official American trip as the Saudi ambassador to the United States, he visited Saudi military officers at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, met with Saudi engineers in Silicon Valley and ...
U.S. Air Force: 2 A-10 planes crash near Las Vegas; pilots eject
U.S. Air Force: 2 A-10 planes crash near Las Vegas; pilots eject
Thursday, September 7, 2017
The U.S. Air Force says two A-10 attack planes crashed in an area northwest of Las Vegas, but their pilots ejected safely. Officials with the Nellis Air Force Base in a statement say the planes crashed around 8 p.m. Wednesday in a military training area known as ...
Photo: Authorities say an Air Force Thunderbirds jet prep
Ohio air show attendance down after Thunderbirds cancel
Monday, June 26, 2017
An Ohio air show's attendance was lower than expected after the Air Force Thunderbirds cancelled performances when an F-16D fighter jet left the runway and flipped over upon landing during ...
NTSB: Pilot turned failing jet toward desert before Nellis crash
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Investigators say a civilian contractor pilot who ejected from a Vietnam War-era military jet near Nellis Air Force Base last month steered the failing aircraft toward ...
Photo: A jet takes flight during Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis
The secret world of Nellis: Inside the military marvel mere miles from the Las Vegas Strip
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Nellis Air Force Base has a serious mission to train the best pilots and air crews in the world. But it’s also a bustling city within a city, with a complex covering thousands of acres and offering amenities ranging from …
4 hurt when helicopter from Nellis Air Force Base crashes during training
4 hurt when helicopter from Nellis Air Force Base crashes during training
Friday, August 19, 2016
Four U.S. Air Force helicopter crew members hurt in a crash during an international combat training exercise in Nevada were part of a unit on assignment from ...
Pilot out of hospital after fighter jet crash near Nellis AFB
Pilot out of hospital after fighter jet crash near Nellis AFB
Thursday, August 18, 2016
A veteran pilot has been released from the hospital after he was hurt when a fighter jet went down after completing an exercise with a military weapons school at an Air Force base near Las Vegas, officials say. The pilot had just finished ...
In the Nevada desert, the U.S. military prepares for a new kind of warfare
In the Nevada desert, the U.S. military prepares for a new kind of warfare
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
U.S. military officers had just finished a mission in the Air Force’s premier exercise to train pilots for air-to-air combat, and something had gone wrong ...
Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
Air Force Thunderbirds heading back to the sky after crash
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be back in the air this weekend after a pilot crashed during a flyover at an Air Force Academy graduation in Colorado, grounding ...
Photo: The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform a Calypso
Military: Precision flying teams are worth the risk, cost
Friday, June 3, 2016
Both of the U.S. military's high-drama, high-dollar flying teams suffered crashes on the same day this week, but supporters say the Air Force Thunderbirds and the Navy Blue Angels are worth the money and the risk because they're vital to ...
Person in custody after false bomb threat outside Nellis Air Force Base
Person in custody after false bomb threat outside Nellis Air Force Base
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
A person was in police custody after making a false bomb threat near the main gate at Nellis Air Force Base, according to a military news release. The person approached ...
Condition of pilots in fighter jet ground collision still unknown
Condition of pilots in fighter jet ground collision still unknown
Monday, August 17, 2015
There was still no word today on the condition of the pilots of two fighters jets that collided Saturday morning after landing at Nellis Air Force Base. The Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons ...