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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

57th ATG welcomes new commander

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

NATCF; eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft

In a large, dimly lit room located in the Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF), faces are illuminated only by the reflection of air traffic control radar scopes.

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr. Local

Red Flag 18-3: New milestone for AFSOC MQ-9s

Paintings, posters and photos highlighting more than 40 years of combat air force heritage line the busy, narrow halls of the 414th Combat Training Squadron building, home of Red Flag.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee Darbasie Local

Nellis Airman showcases innovative idea

Senior Airman Joseph Fleischli, with the help of AFWERX-Vegas, presented an innovative idea to improve the delinking feeder component for the GAU-2 weapon system to Maj. Gen. Pete Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3.

NATCF: eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – August 10, 2018 Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Our coverage of Red Flag 18-3 continues – very heavy on the eye candy, lots of nice photos in this week’s issue! Airmen and aircraft from…


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Health & Safety

Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted  January 8, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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DoD

Pentagon says F-35 program on right track

Posted  January 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery…

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World

Coalition airstrikes kill 10 senior ISIL leaders in December

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A high-value Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes Dec. 24 was just one of 10 ISIL leaders targeted and killed so far this month, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed Dec. 29. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via…

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Health & Safety

Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review

Posted  January 8, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority. By working with overseas partners, and helping the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, AFMS aided the Air…

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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS congratulates WIC Class 15B graduates

Posted  January 8, 2016

8th Weapons Squadron (ABM) Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Capt. Joseph S. Buckman-Ellis Capt. Joseph G. Butler Capt. Matthew B. Chapman Capt. Michael A. Ellsworth Capt. Christopher S. Huchingson (EC-130) Capt. Thomas B. Draper Capt. Blake S. Harness (RC-135) Capt. Shain L. Bestick 14th WPS (AC-130) Hurlburt Field, Florida Capt. Sarah K. Gagnon Capt. Philip N….

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