Information courtesy of NAS Fallon — Zip Upham, PAO The U.S. Navy has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts of the proposed modernization of the Fallon Range Training Complex (FRTC), located in northern Nevada. Modernization would include the renewal of the Navy’s current public land withdrawal, land range…

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by Susan Weikel– Federal Firefighters are civilian employees working for the government to provide emergency services to the installation at NAS Fallon for the military members, civilians, and independent contractors who work on the base. The crews provide a variety of services on the base and on the ranges, providing structural response, airfield response, as…

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by Susan Weikel – Naval Air Station Fallon Search and Rescue team, The Longhorns, offer a mutual aid support unit for high altitude rescues throughout the Sierra Nevadas and off base. The unit is a team of 25 people, full maintenance personnel, air crews that handle the ropes and lines as well as work the…

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  Update at 10:11 a.m. Highway 50 will be closed until at least 6:00 p.m. due to a fatal traffic accident and power lines that are down. Traffic is being rerouted around Lucas Road. Nevada Highway Patrol reports one fatality and one person transported with life-threatening injuries. From the Churchill County Sheriff’s Office —  First…

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by Leanna Lehman —  By now, nearly everyone knows that the sequel to the movie “Top Gun” is in the works. The highly anticipated “Top Gun: Maverick” trailer has been recently released, and, if you live in Fallon, Nevada, you might even know that parts of the movie were filmed this spring right here at…

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By Lt. Drew Bilton-Smith — NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, NEV. — The Longhorn Helicopter Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon conducted a night rescue at Black Wall near Donner Summit on Thursday, extracting and airlifting an injured rock climber. “The survivor had been rock climbing on a very steep cliff…

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NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. — Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer takes a question from Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Charles Emmert while eating lunch with Sailors aboard Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev. Spencer is in the area for a brief tour of the Naval base and the Fallon Range Training Complex. (U.S.…

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Staff report — Fallon, Nev., County Manager, Jim Barbee reported at the County Commission meeting on Monday, that the Nevada Assembly overwhelmingly voted last week on a resolution to oppose the expansion and modernization for the Fallon Range Training Complex. In the second regularly scheduled meeting of April, Barbee gave his update on key legislation…

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by Michelle Taylor — April is designated as the Month of the Military Child. You see them every day; they are playing with your children, on sports teams, serving as volunteer. They are shopping, they are dining, they are attending school, or playing at the park. They look like your child, they laugh, they cry,…

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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Larry S. Carlson, Naval Air Station Fallon Public Affairs NAVAL AIR STATION FALLON, Nev. – Naval Air Station Fallon held a change of command and retirement ceremony in Hangar Seven, March 15. During the ceremony Capt. Evan Morrison, from Chatham, Ill, relieved Capt. David Halloran, who retired after 27…

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