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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Scarlett Rodriguez Local

Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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SAFWC holds Spark Tank prelims at AFWERX-Vegas

Airmen from units assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gathered at AFWERX-Vegas Oct. 29 to present their innovative ideas for the 2019 Spark Tank Competition.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

Airfield management keeps Nellis flying high

Airfield management Airmen assigned to the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are required to work faster and harder to keep up with the high rate of sorties carried out on the Nellis flightline.

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34th WPS launches new HC-130J weapons instructor course

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Acknowledging a critical shortage of weapons officers with advanced training in the Air Force’s newest fixed-wing rescue aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III approved the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first HC-130J Combat King II weapons instructor course in August. This new WIC will…

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Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka

Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted  April 2, 2018

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

RPA maintainers accomplish mission despite low retention

Posted  October 9, 2015

The constant and insatiable demand for remotely piloted aircraft airpower places stressors on nearly every career field within the RPA enterprise.

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted  June 2, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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Health & Safety

BOMC … what’s new in Air Force Medicine

Posted  April 1, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group’s Base Operational Medicine Cell is a new way of delivering operational and occupational medicine to Airmen while continuing to deliver injury and illness care through assigned primary care managers in the manner everyone is accustomed too. In bringing the Air Force Medical Service in line…

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