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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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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted  July 31, 2017

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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JTAC, A-10s train to maintain readiness

Posted  July 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Joint terminal attack controllers communicate with an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft pilot via radio during a training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. JTACs direct aircraft for use during close-air support and offensive operations from a forward position. Joint Terminal Attack…

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AF offers high year of tenure extensions to retain experienced Airmen

Posted  July 31, 2017

The Air Force is offering high year of tenure extensions to active-duty Airmen in certain shortage Air Force specialty codes and grades effective Aug. 1, 2017. High year of tenure, or HYT, refers to the maximum number of years enlisted Airmen in each grade may remain on active duty. This voluntary extension opportunity focuses on…

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Pistol team wins national title

Posted  July 31, 2017

Army photograph by Maj. Michelle Lunato Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Franks, a U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team Soldier, fires his pistol at Camp Perry, Ohio during the National Pistol Matches. The pistol matches are an annual competitive pistol shooting event sponsored by the Civilian Marksmanship Program and open to civilians, veterans, law enforcement,…

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433rd WPS integrates with new 6th WPS F-35s

Posted  July 31, 2017

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Daryn Murphy An F-22 Raptor fighter jets, assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, banks and flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range July 10, 2017. The United States Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide the world’s most advanced…

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