Nellis Air Force Base
Jul 29, 2012 05:20 EDT
For over a decade US fighter pilots have become accustomed to "owning the sky" in wars against insurgents who have no air defenses, but now the air force is trying to get back to basics reminding pilots how to fly against a sophisticated enemy.
Nov 12, 2011 19:00 EST
Tommy Anderson fires off questions that sound more familiar in a teaching hospital than a high school classroom. What's the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure? Hypertension and hypotension? Tachycardia and bradycardia? Anderson looks around his class of 40 freshmen and sophomores, some with hands raised high. The head of the new health occupations program at Western High School is pioneering an advanced level of coursework that is more likely to be found in Clark County's prestigious magnet schools than at one of its at-risk, turnaround high schools.
Researchers on quest for safer crosswalks UNLV studies may hold key to curtailing pedestrian accidents at Vegas intersections For breaking news in the Las Vegas Valley, visit lasvegassun.com.
Nov 08, 2011 19:00 EST
UNLV studies may hold key to curtailing pedestrian accidents at Vegas intersections. A 15-year-old boy hit and killed on a Henderson street, a trick-or-treater dies after being hit by a car in Summerlin, a woman dead after being struck near Nellis Air Force Base and two pedestrians hospitalized after they were hit on the valley's most famous stretch of road - the Las Vegas Strip. The past 11 days have proved dangerous for valley pedestrians. Five pedestrians died and five more were injured. The numbers are striking, but not surprising. One recent study claimed Las Vegas is the sixth-most dangerous place in the nation for pedestrians.
Sep 26, 2011 20:00 EDT
Dave Jenkins received the news after the end of a double shift. It was already one of the worst nights of his career as a corpsman. A 2-week-old infant had died in his arms. He was finishing filing the necessary paperwork when his commanding officer approached him. "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say É" Jenkins was floored. On any other day, he might have immediately guessed what he was being charged with, but that night his mind was spent. All he could think about was how hard he had tried to save that tiny, little life in his arms - and how he had failed. After his Miranda rights were read, Jenkins managed to squeak out one question, "What is this about?" "You're gay."
Sep 10, 2011 20:00 EDT
Today's high school freshmen were still a year away from kindergarten on Sept. 11, 2001. The seniors were just in second grade.But it was a group of students who organized and conducted a solemn ceremony at Palo Verde High School on Friday morning to remember those who died that day, including a teacher at the school.
Sep 09, 2011 20:00 EDT
1. Walmart shooting leaves gunman dead, officer injured. Gunman shot officer multiple times in the chest, striking his bullet-proof vest, and in the left arm.
Sep 09, 2011 20:00 EDT
Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and groups across the valley are marking the occasion with events to honor those killed.
Aug 30, 2011 20:00 EDT
Western to work on basics: from improving students' self-esteem to hiring staff. Principal Neddy Alvarez made her way through the thick crowd of students and parents gathered in the quad, all curious to see what changes are being implemented at Western High School. The start of school was approaching, and Alvarez was hosting an open house to unveil the "new Western" to hundreds of freshmen and their families visiting the high school for the first time.
Aug 29, 2011 20:00 EDT
MOJAVE HIGH'S LEADER WANTS HIS STUDENTS, STAFF AND PARENTS TO BE PROUD OF SCHOOL. This is Mojave High School's sorry reputation: Because it was proclaimed a "persistently low-achieving school" by the Clark County School District, students living within its boundaries were allowed to attend different schools last year. More than 1,000 jumped on the offer.
Jul 16, 2011 20:00 EDT
Prisoners near release learn skills they'll need. Ronnel Pingul says he was a successful dealer at a Strip casino until he slipped a disc in his back and got hooked on opiates - prescribed painkillers at first, and then heroin. That demon chased him over years of petty burglaries and prison. Now, after having gone through withdrawal in county lockup, he's within a month of being released from Southern Desert Correctional Center and starting his life over. And he's developed job and life skills after working just outside the prison walls for M-Truss & Components, assembling steel supports for roofs of big government and commercial projects, such as the Cosmopolitan.
Jun 17, 2011 20:00 EDT
Pittsburgh once had some of the worst air pollution in the world. But after World War II, city fathers, including industrialists whose steel mills and other heavy factories were creating the mess, pledged to clean it up. And they did.
May 28, 2011 20:00 EDT
Monday will be one of the busiest days of the year for parks in the Las Vegas Valley. It's still cool enough to be outdoors during the day, plus it's a holiday.Parks? People still go to parks, what with gophers digging holes and pigeons leaving their droppings everywhere?Yes, people always go to parks. As for the aforementioned creatures, Clark County park maintenance gurus are using modern techniques that employ explosives and drugs to keep the park pests under control. In fact, the pigeon-control scheme seems to be bearing fruit.You're talking about that pigeon feed that renders the pigeons sterile ? birth control for pigeons ? as long as they're eating it?Yes. Kevin Parker, Clark County Parks Maintenance Division assistant manager, said anecdotal evidence indicates pigeon populations are declining.What kind of fruit is the pigeon control program starting to bear?Poop. As in, less of it. Parker said the pigeon program has been going full time about eight months. Using special feeders
May 25, 2011 20:00 EDT
There were heart-tugging, emotional moments and tear-filled eyes when 70 wounded veterans were given a red-carpet welcome by more than 1,000 Palazzo and Venetian employees and guests cheering and waving American flags.
May 18, 2011 20:39 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top Chinese general rejected growing American concerns about China's military buildup Wednesday, telling audiences at the National Defense University and the Pentagon that the People's Liberation Army was no threat.
May 14, 2011 20:00 EDT
A warning for night drivers: If your GPS navigator gives out on you this week, don't despair. What you're experiencing is only a test of the emerging broadband system.
May 13, 2011 17:38 EDT
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - The Pentagon next week hosts the highest-level Chinese military visit to the United States since Beijing severed ties between the two armed forces in early 2010 in protest over a $6.3 billion U.S. arms deal with Taiwan.
Earthquake. terror attack. flood. They are all possible in this tourist town. We talk to people managing the big question:
Apr 08, 2011 20:00 EDT
WHAT IF?. For a city whose fortunes have been built on the luck of the draw, Las Vegas has had it pretty good on the disaster front. We never get tornadoes or hurricanes. But, yes, a microburst during a thunderstorm did knock down a new $9 million Las Vegas Hilton sign in 1994. There aren't any rivers that routinely overflow their banks. But, yes, those unpredictable quick-strike flash floods the desert Southwest is notorious for occasionally turn the parking garage of the Imperial Palace into Class 5 river rapids. Once, while driving to an assignment to meet with executives of the newly opened JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort in Summerlin, U.S. 95 turned into something resembling Lava Falls on the Colorado River. And I was driving upstream. It's never good when your car changes lanes without turning the steering wheel. We do get more than a few earthquakes. The Nevada Earthquake Safety Council (yes, the Earth moves enough here to warrant the existence of a "safety council") says the state
Mar 28, 2011 20:00 EDT
Troy Bartlett, one of Henderson's pioneers, always lent a helping hand to individuals and families in need, whether it was for groceries, rent or college scholarships.
Dec 22, 2010 19:00 EST
Energy Cost elusive. Solar power is more expensive to generate than electricity from plants relying on coal, natural gas or geothermal energy because of the higher costs of solar technology. Isolating the costs consumers pay for solar energy is difficult because of the mix of energy sources.
Nov 22, 2010 19:00 EST
More than half of the electricity needed to power Nellis Air Force Base during daylight hours could come from solar panels instead of traditional power lines by the end of next year. It represents the Defense Department's goal to have 25 percent of its energy come from renewable sources by 2025.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Nellis Air Force Base|
|Location of Nellis AFB, Nevada|
|IATA: LSV – ICAO: KLSV – FAA: LSV|
|Airport type||Military: Air Force Base|
|Operator||United States Air Force|
|Location||North Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Commander||Brig Gen Stephen L. Hoog,|
USAF Warfare Center
Col Russell J. Handy,
Col Mark E. Koechle,
98th Range Wing
Col Howard D. Belote,
99th Air Base Wing
|Elevation AMSL||1,867 ft / 569 m|
|Sources: official site and FAA|