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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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Commentary

Why is it so bad to ask ‘why?’

Posted  June 1, 2018

Courtesy graphic “Shut up and color.” Sound familiar? I, like many noncommissioned officers today, came up in an Air Force that seemed to cultivate a mentality that Airmen follow orders without wasting time with unnecessary questions. After all, this is the military and lives are at stake, right? I learned my first assignment was like…

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Sports

Play Ball!

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph The 99th Air Base Wing Commander, Col. Cavan Craddock, throws one of the ‘first’ pitches during Military Appreciation Night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.   Air Force photograph Nevada Test and Training Range Commander, Col. Chris Zulhke, throws one of the ‘first’ pitches during Military Appreciation Night.   Air Force photograph…

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Lead With Perspective

Posted  June 1, 2018

“If you were in charge for a day, what would you change?” This is a popular question leaders ask. The intent of the question is to gain perspective. Often times, one’s view is based on where they sit. So to compensate for personal biases and capitalize on the diverse skills, talent, and experience of the…

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Local

Dino Drive groundbreaking

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Lt. Col. Patrick Kolesiak, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander Col. Michael Davis, and 99th ABW commander Col. Paul “Dino” Murray, break ground on a road outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17, 2018. The…

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Nellis F-16s, F-22 perform flyover

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An F-22 Raptor and two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to Nellis Air Force Base perform a flyover during the opening ceremonies of Round 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 16, 2018. This is the first season for the…

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