On December 7th, 1942, the first B-17 at Las Vegas Army Gunnery School flew its first familiarization training mission for gunnery instructors and staff. A few days later, on December 10th, the first live fire training mission took place. Prior to this, most students flew their gunnery training missions in the back seat of an
In honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we're sharing a small part of Mr. Lenoard Neilsen's story. Lenoard was aboard the hospital ship USS Solace recovering from appendicitis when he watched the attack on Pearl Harbor occur. On this day, we honor those have served and continue to serve our great nation.
November 19, 1975, the first Red Flag air-to-air training exercise started at Nellis Air Force Base to provide realistic training for combat aircrews. The 64th and 65th Aggressor Squadrons flew T-38s and then F-5 Tiger II aircraft using Soviet tactics and markings to simulate Soviet, Warsaw Pact and Soviet client air forces' tactics and operations. Initially a fighter only exercise, today's... View details ⇨
The Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing. Open to all federal employees, the CFC is running until December 15, this is your chance to support the cause you believe in. Contact your unit CFC Rep to make a donation.
The F-4 was the primary fighter-bomber aircraft in the U.S. Air Force throughout the 1960s and 1970s. This #AviationNation performance will be the last time it participates in an Air Show.
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Major William Whisner, an ace from World War II and the Korean War, and his pilots from the 3595th "Cadillac" Flying Training Squadron donate to the March of Dimes in the early 1950s. Today military and federal civilian employees support a wide range of community charities through the Combined Federal Campaign.
Lenoard Nielsen is a 94-year-old veteran and survivor of the Pearl Harbor attacks. He loves military aircraft, both old and new, so Nellis Air Force Base invited him to attend our 2016 Aviation Nation Air Show. Here's a look at how much he enjoyed the event. #AviationNation #PearlHarbor #Veteran
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Nellis Air Force Base hosted over 300,000 people last weekend for Aviation Nation. Here is a quick look at some of the highlight of the show.
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