24 March, 1945: The Las Vegas Flexible Gunnery School graduated their last class of B-17 aerial gunners. These graduates included 1,147 officers, 8,368 aviation cadets and 45,361 enlisted gunners. #TBT #ThrowbackThursday
For #WomanCrushWednesday, we'd like you to meet Elinor Otto, a real-life Rosie the Riveter. Elinor inspires us with her work ethic; “Some of the guys would say, ‘You’re working too hard. You’re making us look bad.’ But I would say, ‘Well, go to work then!’” Watch this video from Airman Magazine to learn more about Elinor!
The madness reaches a fever pitch this Friday at Community Commons! Competitive games, prizes, basketball on the big screen and free food! This event is open for all Airmen, so bring a wingman and get in on the fun!
To train the warfighter, Nellis Air Force Base continues to focus on integrating the F-35A Lightning II into advanced testing and tactics development. U.S. Air Force Warfare Center Commander, Major General Glen VanHerck, personally delivered Nellis's 14th F-35A March 20th, 2017. Debuting at its first Red Flag in January, the F-35A boasted an air-to-air kill ratio of 20:1 through a combination... View details ⇨
Eight years ago, NASCAR and the Armed Forces Foundation partnered to find a way to give back to service members who fight for and protect the freedoms all Americans enjoy. Together, they created NASCAR Troops to the Track, a year-round recreational group therapy program that honors service men and women, veterans and military families at races throughout the country. Check out some highlights... View details ⇨
March is Women's History Month, and commemorates the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. The United States Air Force is adding to that legacy by officially assembling its first Women's Rugby Team! Watch them compete in the annual Las Vegas Rugby 7's tournament and then visit nellis.af.mil for more imagery.
Red Flag 17-2 is in the books! Take a look at our Joint Force Combat Search and Rescue missions and aerial sortie preparation. Working with our allied nations and sister services in a variety of environments is just one of the ways Airmen are staying #ReadyToFight! For more Red Flag coverage, visit
One of the biggest advantages of Red Flag is the opportunity to work in a joint force environment. In this video, Air Force Pararescuemen, members of the Texas Army National Guard, and the Republic of Singapore Air Force work together to conduct simulated Combat Search and Rescue missions. For more Red Flag coverage, visit
#ReadyToFight #FlyFightWin #NellisFullThrottle
March 7th, 1953: 160 jet fighters from Nellis Air Force Base; 80 F-80 Shooting Stars and 80 F-86 Sabre jets (seen here) flew in the largest-ever jet formation, demonstrating flying proficiency problems of a mass employment of fighter-type aircraft. The fly-by was the highlight of the graduation ceremonies for 50 USAF fighter pilots and 12 Royal Air Force fighter pilots on their way for service... View details ⇨
Red Flag 17-2, the U.S. Air Force's premier air-to-air combat training exercise, continues into its second week at Nellis Air Force Base. Participants from United States and our allies experience multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. Watch this video of EF-2000 Eurofighters, operated by the Spanish Air Force, prepping and launching as part in this Red... View details ⇨
Check out the latest issue of the Nellis/Creech/NTTR Bullseye. In this edition of the Bullseye read about the 2017 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials held at Nellis; Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance community accomplishments at Red Flag 17-1; how the Heart Link program empowers spouses to succeed and many more stories.
3-4 March, 1962: The first phase of the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine was administered to 10,159 Nellis military members and dependents. The USAF Hospital at Nellis was the first Air Force hospital to use the Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine.
The 17th Annual Military Times Service Members of the Year honors everyday heroes- a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airman and Coastguardsman – who go above and beyond the call of duty. Nominate a service member by March 15, 2017. Honor their dedication and commitment to fellow service members, community…
It's Military Saves Week, an annual opportunity for installations and organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for you and your family to access your saving status. Workshops and individual appointments are available at the Airmen & Family Readiness Center. Call 652-3327 to reserve a spot, and visit
for more information. #SaveAndInvest #MSW2017
Let the savings begin! Military Saves Week begins Monday, February 27. The Airman & Family Readiness Center is hosting seminars and classes throughout the week to help you develop highly effective savings habits. Contact the A&FRC to sign up for a class. Happy savings!