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COMACC visits Nellis

Posted January 18, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Gen. James M. “Mike” Holmes, the commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, the ACC command chief, pose for a photo with the 99th Security Forces Squadron Airmen who responded to a previous gate incident at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.,…

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ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

Posted January 16, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, command chief of ACC, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nev., to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 10, 2019.

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Destinations for Teens expands to North West Las Vegas

Posted January 9, 2019 by

New TriCare West teenage patients are being accepted at Destinations for Teens’ Northwest Las Vegas office. To celebrate, the company is offering free movie tickets to a private screening of “The Ripple Effect” for military families. Destinations for Teens is Las Vegas’ premier partial day program assisting teenagers (13-17) with mental health and/or substance abuse…

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MQ-1B accident investigation report released

Posted January 7, 2019 by

An MQ-1B Predator remotely piloted aircraft crashed Sept. 4, 2017, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility while forward-deployed and participating in a combat support mission. At the time of the mishap, the aircraft was being operated by an aircrew from the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nev. According to an…

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Dragon Lady makes rare appearance at Nellis

Posted January 5, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie

Gliding over the skies of Southern Nevada at an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet, an all-black, single jet engine aircraft dubbed the Dragon Lady travels to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

Posted January 4, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Wing leadership and Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing stand in formation for their historical wing photo, Feb. 5, 2018 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The unit celebrated its 75th anniversary and the many achievements the wing accomplished throughout its history, Feb. 22, 2018…

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1st Lt. William H. Nellis

Posted December 21, 2018 by

Air Force photograph 1st Lt. William Nellis William Harrell Nellis was born on March 8, 1916, and was a United States fighter pilot who flew 70 World War II combat missions. He was shot down three times, the last time – on Dec. 27, 1944 — fatally. On April 30, 1950, the Las Vegas Air…

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Gen. Wilbur L. Creech

Posted December 21, 2018 by

Air Force photograph Gen. Wilbur L. Creech General Creech was born in Argyle, Mo., on March 30, 1927. His first experience with the military was when he enlisted as a private in July 1944 after graduating from Emmetsburg (Iowa) High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maryland, a master’s…

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History of Nellis and Creech

Posted December 21, 2018 by

What we now know as Nellis Air Force Base traces its physical origins to a new airfield built in 1929 by W.A. “Pop” Simon eight miles northeast of Las Vegas along US 91, the Salt Lake City Highway. This was initially known as the Las Vegas Airport.

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Nellis, Creech Airmen wave half-ton American flag for Las Vegas Bowl

Posted December 19, 2018 by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver Senior Airman Garrett Tarpley, a fuels distribution specialist assigned to the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., carries part of a half-ton American flag, while four F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to the 24th Tactical Air Support Squadron at Nellis fly…

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