Browsing: Nellis AFB

Nevada is often associated with its desert climate, but this summer, the state has seen quite a bit of high water. Flash floods have impacted parts of the state, damaging homes and turning roads into current-heavy rivers. And that’s what prompted Tech Sgt. Adam Dixon, Staff Sgt. James Maxwell and Airman 1st Class Christopher Fitzgerald, all members of the 820th RED HORSE, Nellis Air Force Base, to act on Aug. 4 when they saw an elderly couple trapped in the water. The three airmen and three members of the 799th Air Base Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, helped rescue the…

There is nothing cool about losing a $30 million aircraft. But a couple good things did come from the F-15 crash near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in October: the pilot ejected without injury and Airman 1st Class Daniel Hughes managed to snap some nifty photos of the cleanup process. You can read more here. Click on photos to download the high-res version.