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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.

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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.

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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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AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted  October 6, 2017

Hot on the heels of its 2017 Air Force Club Member Appreciation Program, the Air Force Services Activity is launching a drive to attract new members. Like the membership appreciation event, the new-member drive offers a grand prize of $10,000. “First, we showed appreciation to our members and encouraged them to convert their membership to…

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2015 Year in Review

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform their demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2, 2015. The Thunderbirds perform their show multiple times a year at various locations across the United States….

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Green Flag: Preparing for Close Air Support

Posted  June 29, 2018

Since the 1980s, the United States of America has been crowned with air superiority by using the F-15E Strike Eagle’s dual-role fighter capabilities in air-to-air and air-to-ground missions.

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Coral Academy of Science Informational session for special needs children

Posted  March 4, 2016

During the information session Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, Chief Academic Officer and Special Education Director will discuss and answer questions on the school’s academic programs and special needs information for students. March 11 and 17: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Nellis Air Force Base, Hunt Housing Center Note: Contact CASLV Special…

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100-plus aircraft fly in for exercise Red Flag 16-3

Posted  July 21, 2016

The three-week long Red Flag 16-3, a U.S.-only exercise that tests all participating units’ combat capabilities in a joint environment that centers on multi-domain integration, kicked off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11.

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