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The Amazingly Strong 2018 Nellis Air and Space Expo

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This year, being the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force, and with the recent tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, Nellis Air Force Base painted up two aircraft in very special paint jobs in honor of both for their annual Air and Space Expo.

A static F-15 had one side painted in commemoration of the USAF 70th anniversary, while the other side was in honor of those that had fallen in the mass shooting on October 1st.


A Nellis AFB Weapons School F-16 was also given a special look honoring both events as well. Kicking off the show each day and immediately following our national anthem, this F-16 performed multiple flybys for all in attendance...

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Business Aviation Stands With Las Vegas 2017

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NBAA’s annual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) always represents the gathering of a large and diverse community to demonstrate the industry’s strength, as well as its resilience against numerous challenges. That theme carried added poignancy at the Opening General Session of NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, just nine days following the shooting that claimed 58 lives, and injured nearly 500 others.

”As we stand in Las Vegas, we’re aware that not only is it a pro-business place with great infrastructure and great energy, but we also see that is a city of remarkable strength, remarkable selflessness, remarkable compassion,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. ”Las Vegas is resilient. And we’re very proud be here at such an important time.”

Bolen then introduced ...

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Red Flag 17-3 Report

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The first of two summer Red Flag exercises was held at Nellis Air Force Base in the Nevada desert from July 10th to 28th. This iteration of Flag (RF 17-3) is the one RF training event of the year to have no foreign participation. One of the biggest take-aways from this exercise was the ability to integrate four different fifth-generation platforms into a Red Flag exercise.


For the first time, F-35As from the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin AFB, F-35Bs from VMFA-211, MCAS Yuma, F-22s from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB, and B-2s from the 393rd Bomber Squadron, Whiteman AFB, all shared the airspace and executed missions simultaneously over the Nevada Test and Training Range...

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