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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Military Personnel and Veterans at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Facebook page! This week, we offer kudos and congratulations to the men and women of Creech AFB, who…

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Artificial intelligence proves beneficial for ISR data interpretation

The 526th Intelligence Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., recently hosted an Artificial Intelligence and Design Thinking seminar at AFWERX Vegas. Event Guest Speaker Chief Master Sgt. Ian, introduced the fundamentals of design thinking, artificial intelligence and cutting-edge computer technology.

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Thunderbirds host memorial service for Maj. Stephen ‘Cajun’ Del Bagno

On April 11, the Thunderbirds commemorated the life of Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, Thunderbird 4/Slot Pilot, at a Thunderbird Memorial service at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Protecting Our People, Protects Our Mission

Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Tech. Michael Babcock (left), 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structure planner, and daughter Aria enjoy a morning together during the Color Run held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13, 2018. The Color Run raises awareness for base support programs to include Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, Sexual Assault Prevention, Alcohol…


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Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted  December 4, 2015

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council here.

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34th WS load HH-60s into C-17

Posted  April 14, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron finish loading the first of two HH-60 Pave Hawks into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., March 28. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black…

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Thunderbirds commander relieved of duty

Posted  December 1, 2017

Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds, has been relieved of command upon the completion of the 2017 season. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the 57th Wing commander at Nellis aIr Force Base, Nev., relieved Heard effective Nov. 20. While Heard led the team through a…

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Nominees sought for 2017 Joan Orr AF Spouse of the Year Award

Posted  December 2, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center is currently accepting nominations for the Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The nominee’s spouse must be an active duty Air Force, Air National…

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Evolution of the combat RPA

Posted  January 20, 2017

Courtesy photo The GNAT 750 was the first long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft. After it was purchased by the United States Air Force, it would evolve into the RQ-1 Predator during the 1990s to fly its first missions over the Balkans during the Kosovo conflict. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the 1980s, the Defense…

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