News: Nellis AFB News

  • F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada / 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // July 21, 2017
    The 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Attack Squadron 221 are participating in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Face of Defense: Youngest Maintainer Launches Youngest Jet at Red Flag

    Face of Defense: Youngest Maintainer Launches Youngest Jet at Red Flag

    U.S. Department of Defense // February 22, 2017
    Air Force Airman 1st Class Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35 crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” somehow was No. 1 on the charts, “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.
  • F-35A Stealth Brings Flexibility to Battlespace

    F-35A Stealth Brings Flexibility to Battlespace

    75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs // February 14, 2017
    Red Flag planners are tasking the F-35A with taking out advanced threats and the aircraft’s stealth capability is proving pilots can survive and operate effectively where others cannot
  • Red Flag Firsts

    Red Flag Firsts

    Air Force Magazine // July 19, 2016
    ​The US-only iteration of the 2016 Red Flag exercises is underway, with two unique features.
  • Marines ‘Confident’ F-35 Logistics System Is Deployable Despite GAO Report

    Marines ‘Confident’ F-35 Logistics System Is Deployable Despite GAO Report

    Inside Defense // May 09, 2016
    The Marine Corps remains "confident" in the Joint Strike Fighter's logistics system's ability to deploy and support a full range of military operations although the Government Accountability Office in a recent report discovered that pilots, maintainers and administrators are concerned the system may not be deployable.