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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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57th WG leads USAF in training, testing missions

Posted  October 27, 2017

Since the 57th Wing activated in 1948 — nearly one year to the day after the Air Force activation – it has taken the lead in a variety of advanced air, space, and cyberspace training and testing missions. Currently, the wing is composed of innovative professionals leading advanced, realistic, multi-domain training focused on winning the…

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Nevada National Guard unit celebrates 10 years of RPA operations

Posted  October 27, 2017

The 232nd Operations Squadron celebrated its 10th year anniversary as an associate unit integrated with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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New Operations Center in RPA enterprise

Posted  October 27, 2017

Since 1996, the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise has been engaged in continuous combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. As the demand for remotely piloted aircraft support grew, so has the U.S. Air Force’s reconnaissance and attack capabilities.

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Gospel Choir anniversary

Posted  October 27, 2017

Courtesy photograph The 1st CME Choir of Las Vegas sings Hallelujah at the Nellis Chapel. The Nellis Chapel Gospel Choir celebrated their 38th anniversary Oct. 14. Also on hand for the celebration was the Unity Baptist of Las Vegas Choir. The day featured a gospel choir workshop and, following the worship program, dinner was served…

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Chapel Fest

Posted  October 27, 2017

The Nellis Chapel hosted Chapel Fest — A Celebration of Religious Freedom from 5-9 p.m., Oct. 19 near the Base Housing Office. During the event, the Chapel offered food, games for the children and information on the Chapel and other religious institutions in the area. For more information on the Nellis Chapel and the programs…

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