Nellis Air Force Base

End of an Era: Nellis Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-15C Eagle

End of an Era: Nellis Air Force Base bids farewell to the F-15C Eagle

The end of an era is upon Nellis Air Force Base. The installation geared up to bid farewell to the… Read More

2 years ago

First operational test mission for F-15EX Eagle II

The F-15EX Eagle ll underwent its first-ever operational test mission paired with F-15Cs and F-15Es at Nellis Air Force Base… Read More

2 years ago

RAAF buying another EA-18G to replace A46-311 lost in an accident at Nellis in 2018

This EA-18G Growler would replace Australia’s EA-18G A46-311 aircraft lost in an accident at Nellis Air Force Base (AFB) on… Read More

2 years ago

At Red Flag 21-3 F-35 Aggressor Pilots are making already daunting training scenarios more difficult to successfully overcome

‘My job is to give blue the absolute toughest day that I can. And the way for me to do… Read More

3 years ago

A USAF F-16 is the first fighter jet to ever receive a software update (and gaining new capability) while in flight

An F-16 updated its Mission Data File with information transmitted from hundreds of miles away using an existing Beyond Line… Read More

3 years ago

Overheating in APU exhaust bay causes millions in damage to F-22A Raptor at Nellis

An F-22A Raptor was damaged after experiencing an overheat condition in the auxiliary power unit (APU) exhaust bay on Oct.… Read More

3 years ago

In 2019 Thunderbirds called in 15 former team commanders for brutal and honest input to help improve the Squadron

By the end of 2019, Col. John Caldwell, Thunderbirds commander and No. 1 pilot, called in 15 former Thunderbirds for… Read More

3 years ago

Rare, cool video shows A-10s and Thunderbirds Formation Flying

This just-released video shows a rare formation with A-10s and the US Air Force Thunderbirds over Nevada. Brought to my… Read More

3 years ago

USAF establishes Black Flag Exercise, the test counterpart to Red Flag

Established as the test counterpart to Red Flag, an event designed to train like we fight, Black Flag allows the… Read More

3 years ago

APG-83 Fire control radar to give counter-cruise missile capabilities to the F-16

The US Air Force has been busy testing the new M7.3 update for the F-16. Members from 926th Wing’s 84th… Read More

3 years ago

F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fly in formation with the XQ-58A Valkyrie for the first time

The rocket-launched Valkyrie successfully conducted a semi-autonomous flight alongside the F-22 and F-35s for the first time. On Dec. 9,… Read More

3 years ago

Here are some of the paint schemes that future F-35 Aggressors could wear

USAF is reactivating the 65th Aggressor Squadron and moving 11 F-35A Lightning IIs to Nellis AFB as part of a… Read More

3 years ago

Second USAF F-16 Aggressor gets Sukhoi Su-57 Felon “ghost” paint scheme

The “ghost” paint scheme emerged via a crowdsourcing competition held on social media in 2019 by Brig. Gen. Robert G. Novotny, 57th Wing… Read More

4 years ago

Vegas Goes Blue: 64th Aggressor Squadron flies training mission using all blue F-16s to symbolize Nellis appreciation for COVID-19 First Responders

The photos in this post feature F-16C Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron lining up, taxing and taking… Read More

4 years ago

Seven Warthog Squadrons to remain operational Through 2040s Despite USAF Plans to Cut A-10 Fleet

Seven squadrons of A-10s along with light attack aircraft in partnership with some countries will be part of US Air… Read More

4 years ago

Nellis confirms first case of COVID 2019 at Red Flag 20-2. Flight operations for the Exercise Interrupted.

A NATO service member, who was at the base for Red Flag 20-2, has tested positive and is under isolation.… Read More

4 years ago

This E-3 Driver is the Third AWACS Pilot to serve as Red Flag Mission Commander

During the execution phase, Radford led the entire 75-minute mission of 20 different aircraft including the F-35A/B Lightning II, the… Read More

4 years ago