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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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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Our community suffered a major blow this week with the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, during a routine training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April…

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Soaring high: Red Tail WSO, mentor reaches 4,000 flying hours

Members of 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron along with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing leadership surprised a weapons system officer, or WSO, when he landed March 21, 2018, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.


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Vegas Strong: Airmen and families support victims of shooting

Posted  October 13, 2017

After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the Las Vegas community was left saddened and distraught, but not broken. Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Base sprang into action to help on the domestic battlefield, doing all they could to help victims, their families and their beloved community.

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Responding to Airmen who responded

Posted  October 13, 2017

Since 8 a.m. Oct. 2, the Nellis Disaster Mental Health team has provided services for those directly and indirectly affected by the largest single shooter massacre in modern U.S. history at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival Oct. 1.

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57th MXG hosts 3rd quarter load crew competition

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver An Airman from the 57th Maintenance Group checks his gear before assembling munitions on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a load crew competition Oct. 6, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Each team was tested on their timeliness and accuracy while loading and unloading…

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Upgraded MQ-9s continue to deploy downrange

Posted  October 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Senior Airman Maranda Trujillo, 21st Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., secures an MQ-9 Reaper shipping container, Aug. 8, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. Sixteen of the Air Force’s newest Block 5 MQ-9s have been deployed to four separate locations this year in support…

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Retired Air Force pilots welcomed back on active duty

Posted  October 13, 2017

Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community. The Secretary of the Air Force approved VRRAD for implementation on…

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