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Nellis AFB Officials Dedicate F-35 Simulator Building
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Nellis AFB Officials Dedicate F-35 Simulator Building

Fighter jet pilots from around the country and around the world will be able to fly real-life missions right here in Southern Nevada without ever getting into an airplane. Nellis AFB officials helod a ceremony Thursday morning dedicating the building that will house the F-35 Lightning II simulator.

"Now, the simulator represents exactly what you will see in the airplane itself. So now, the guys can get in there, brief up a mission, just as they would on an actual live flight. And now, they can get in the simulator, fly the mission and then if there are certain parts of the mission that didn't go well, or they want to retry that, or if there is a specific lesson they want to look at, they can do that over and over again," Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, said.

The new planes arrived at the base this spring.

Nellis is a key training and development ground for the Air Force. Maj. Gen. Lofgren said that any training or tactic techniques developed at the base are used around the entire force.

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