Latest Las Vegas Military


Raptor Jets Grounded At Nellis

Fourteen F-22 Raptor jets have been put on stand-down at Nellis Air Force Base with the rest of the nation’s fleet as investigators look into possible malfunctions. Gen. William Fraser, commander of Air Combat Command, […]

CBS Las Vegas–05/07/2011


Pakistan’s Army Warns US Not To Stage More Raids

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s army broke its silence over the U.S. commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, acknowledging its own “shortcomings” in efforts to find the al-Qaida leader but threatening to review cooperation with Washington […]

CBS Las Vegas–05/05/2011


Nevada Guard Now Using Lakota Helicopters

The Nevada National Guard has begun using two new helicopters that officials say will cut search and rescue response times to southern Nevada.


FA-18 Crash Near Central CA Air Station Kills Two

Fresno, CA – Both the pilot and weapons systems operator are dead in the crash of a Navy fighter jet in central California.  Captain James Knapp, commander of Naval Air Station Lemoore, says the F/A-18F […]

CBS Las Vegas–04/06/2011

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Area Bases May Have Roles In Libyan Action

Pentagon officials began specifying roles that Southern Nevada’s two Air Force bases would play in policing a no-fly zone over Libya.   Their use hinges on whether or not Moammar Gadhafi will follow President Barack Obama’s ultimatum that the […]

CBS Las Vegas–03/19/2011


Flags Lowered To Honor Fallen Soldier

Governor Brian Sandoval is ordering flags at the state Capitol to half staff in remembrance of Spc. Brian Tabada of Las Vegas, a soldier who died on February 27th in Afghanistan. “Spc. Brian Tabada of Las […]

CBS Las Vegas–03/01/2011


Red Flag Exercises Scheduled

Officials say southern Nevada residents will see an increase in military flights in the skies over the Las Vegas area for the next three weeks while Nellis Air Force Base conducts Red Flag combat training […]

CBS Las Vegas–02/21/2011


Red Flag Returns To Nellis

Southern Nevada residents will notice more traffic in the sky starting Monday as Red Flag Training Exercises return to Nellis Air Force Base.

CBS Las Vegas–02/20/2011


Bombs Dropped Before Emergency Landing

An Air Force pilot dropped two 500-pound bombs on restricted military land in southern Nevada after an engine malfunctioned in the fighter jet, forcing an emergency landing. Air Force spokesman Charles Ramey says that at […]

CBS Las Vegas–02/12/2011