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One week until Red Flag 10-4 begins at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check back for daily updates beginning Monday, July 19th on Red Flag 10-4. Here are some photos from prior Red Flag exercises:

With Red Flag 10-4 under one month away, seems fitting to post abut plane spotting at Nellis. Nellis Air Force Base is located in North Las Vegas, just 15 minutes from the Strip. A trip to Las Vegas wouldn’t be complete without visiting Nellis once to observe some military jets coming and going. The one thing I would like to mention, what I feel the single most important piece of advice I could give, USE COMMON SENSE. It sounds stupid, even over bearing, but spending a large amount of time around the base, I have […]

With Red Flag 10-4 just around the corner, I feel it would do some good to post plane spotting information for Rachel, Nevada. Rachel is the little town near Area 51 and the Nellis Bombing and Gunnery Ranges in Southern Nevada. My first trip to Rachel for a Red Flag was a very interesting and culturally shocking trip as I was very ill-prepared for the trip. I had done limited research and had crude maps with no GPS coordinates to navigate with. That being said, we had a blast discovering a part of Nevada we’d […]

Welcome to Part 3 of my 4 part series of travel tips and tricks to Las Vegas. In my previous 2 posts we discussed airlines, rental cars, cabs and lodging. In this post I am going to discuss non-gaming options in and around Las Vegas. Las Vegas is located in possibly the most beautiful part of the United States and you’re about to find out why ! Valley of Fire State Park, Overton, Nevada Valley of Fire State Park is located roughly 1 hour north of Las Vegas. It is Nevada’s oldest state park and […]

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