Nellis Air Force Base

USAF training its F-35 pilots to carry out basic maintenance and refueling chores in austere environments

USAF training its F-35 pilots to carry out basic maintenance and refueling chores in austere environments

USAF training its F-35 pilots to carry out basic maintenance Taken on Apr. 1, 2024 at Nellis Air Force Base,… Read More

4 weeks ago

‘The F-14 stopped in mid-air, pitched nose over as I slid out in front of it!’ F-5E pilot recalls when Joe “Hoser” Satrapa Tomcat scored an incredible simulated gun kill against his Tiger

Joe “Hoser” Satrapa No dissertation on present-day section tactics, or on naval aviation in general, could be considered complete without… Read More

4 months ago

Retired USAF fighter pilot who never had the chance to fly the F-104 explains why, despite the Starfighter many problems, he would love to fly the Zipper

‘For all the bad-mouthing the F-104 has received in the past, if I had the money (and my wife would… Read More

12 months ago

In 1949 Tuskegee Airmen won the first ever USAF Weapons’ Meet flying obsolete F-47 Thunderbolts. But their victory was hidden and the trophy stored at the USAF Museum for years.

The 332nd Fighter Group, formed by Tuskegee Airmen, had impressive scores, and despite the racial tension at that time, was… Read More

1 year ago

Israeli Air Force F-35I Adir stealth fighters participate in Red Flag for first time

The F-35I Adir’s participation in Red Flag 23-2 marks the first time the aircraft has been deployed to the US.… Read More

1 year ago

RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G to replace a Growler lost in an accident at Nellis AFB in 2018

The RAAF has taken delivery of a single Boeing EA-18G Growler to replace an aircraft lost in a 2018 accident.… Read More

1 year ago

Chinese surveillance balloon flies over US: Nellis AFB scrambles two F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jets

The USAF scrambled two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters from Nellis AFB on Feb. 1, 2023 to observe a Chinese surveillance… Read More

1 year ago

USAF Operational Test and Evaluation Center Commander is the first general officer to be certified as fifth-generation aggressor pilot on the F-35A Lightning II

Brig. Gen. Trey “Lou” Rawls, who commands the Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, became the first general officer… Read More

1 year ago

This A-10C pilot received the Distinguished Flying Cross for exceptional flying skill by BRRRRTTTTing as close as five meters from friendly forces

“The quality training the A-10 community provided and faith in the superb capability of the A-10 gun system helped us… Read More

1 year ago

USAF conducts First F-22 Raptor In-Flight Tests for Aircrew Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Protection

Researchers are evaluating the time it takes to clear the cockpit of a chemical simulant during flight. The US Air… Read More

2 years ago

First operational F-16 pilot to fly with Auto GCAS reaches 4000-hour milestone in the Viper

Lt. Col. Kevin “Mongo” Jens’ military flight time totals close to 5,000 hours, which includes active duty combat time in… Read More

2 years ago

Red Flag training area expanded by almost three times the size as prior iterations during exercise Red Flag 22-3 because of dedicated fifth-generation aggressors

"The airspace expansion agreement is a critical bridge that allows Red Flag to more accurately replicate an advanced threat,” Lt.… Read More

2 years ago

First J-20 representing F-35 Aggressor Aircraft unveiled at Nellis AFB

“Using the F-35 as an aggressor allows pilots to train against low-observable threats similar to what adversaries are developing,” Col.… Read More

2 years ago