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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.

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

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center concluded its first Tech. Sergeant Week/Warrior Stripe Program Aug. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two-week course brought together 40 Warfare Center NCOs to provide an avenue for them to develop as military and professional leaders.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.


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

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

Posted  September 7, 2018

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center concluded its first Tech. Sergeant Week/Warrior Stripe Program Aug. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two-week course brought together 40 Warfare Center NCOs to provide an avenue for them to develop as military and professional leaders.

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Commentary

Time management does not exist

Posted  September 7, 2018

Time management is a concept that many people have become preoccupied with over the years. There are dozens of books available on the topic and many bases offer professional development courses on how to effectively manage time. However, when creating the professional development curriculum here at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., we intentionally omitted this…

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Commentary

An overlooked aspect of leadership

Posted  September 7, 2018

One of the things I value from a leadership perspective is the ability of a leader to follow. Have you ever heard of the phrase, “too many Chiefs; not enough Indians?” This phrase refers to a group of people with a common goal who all appear to be leaders, yet progress is difficult to achieve….

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

Posted  September 7, 2018

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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Local

From helos to chapels: The journey to helping others

Posted  September 7, 2018

While the dust settles for just a moment before the hot wind whisks it away once more in the desolate Nevada desert, the chaplain is making his rounds. He’s chatting to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen and checking up with how they’re doing; however, he’s no ordinary chaplain. Today, Chaplain Matthew uses knowledge acquired over a…

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