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Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster

As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator has passed, many people are reflecting on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure.

Air Force photograph by Lawrence Crespo Local

24th TASS activates, focuses on close air support

The 24th Tactical Air Support Squadron activated March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 24th TASS is an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet squadron whose primary function is training, supporting and performing close air support.

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. David Bickel Local

HMH-462 supports Air Force JTAC

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 supported training conducted by the Air Force’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training Center with the Nellis Air Force Base Nev., training detachment at Nellis Feb. 19 through March 4.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Janelle Patiño Local

KC-135s participate in Red Flag 18-2

Airmen from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., traveled from Washington to Nevada to participate in a two-week combat scenario exercise called Red Flag 18-2 with units from other bases.

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Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 9, 2018

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News - Nellis AFB: Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. This week, we continue our series on the sunsetting of the MQ-1 Predator aircraft.

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823rd MXS keeps Pave Hawks healthy

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Warrell Rickets, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist, prepares to remove an adel clamp on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10. The adel clamp holds wire bundles together, and Rickets needed to remove the clamp to install a washer…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Nellis participates in National Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 9, 2015

Nellis AFB’s National Fire Prevention Week, hosted by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Nellis-Creech Fire and Emergency Services, kicked off here Oct. 4 and will officially wrap up Oct. 10.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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The importance of mentorship

Posted  November 6, 2015

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — When I worked at U.S. Africa Command, the organization took steps to connect its member countries and cultures, to include referencing local proverbs during meetings. The most frequently mentioned saying was, “If you want to travel fast, travel alone; if you want to travel far, travel together.” This was…

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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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