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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 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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Health & Safety

Milestone changes coming to TRICARE

Posted  October 13, 2017

TRICARE beneficiaries will soon have increased access to health care through key changes that are set to take place in January 2018. With the benefit set to undergo some of the biggest improvements in more than two decades, beneficiaries will be able to take command of their health care through expanded choices. These improvements include…

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AF Services Activity launches drive for new club members

Posted  October 13, 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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