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ACC leaders talk Creech future with RPA Airmen

Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, command chief of ACC, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nev., to speak with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Airmen about the future of their enterprise, Jan. 10, 2019.

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners.

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Dragon Lady makes rare appearance at Nellis

Gliding over the skies of Southern Nevada at an altitude of approximately 70,000 feet, an all-black, single jet engine aircraft dubbed the Dragon Lady travels to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Wing leadership and Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing stand in formation for their historical wing photo, Feb. 5, 2018 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The unit celebrated its 75th anniversary and the many achievements the wing accomplished throughout its history, Feb. 22, 2018…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – December 21, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – December 21, 2018 We have something special prepared for your holiday reading pleasure in this week’s issue of Desert Lightning News – an extra edition, focusing on the history of Nellis and Creech Air Force bases. Whether…


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Army general reflects on ISIS annihilation with RPA Airmen

Posted  December 14, 2018

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Paul Funk, III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, commanding general, visited Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 10, 2018.

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Without 757th AMXS, WSINT isn’t

Posted  December 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Airman 1st Class Clayton Ackerman, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet maintainer, looks on as an F-15E prepares to launch Dec. 4, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 757th AMXS participated alongside their pilots during…

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Coral Academy breaks ground

Posted  December 14, 2018

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas held a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 28, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new campus will replace the current Nellis AFB facility that has been around since 1952. The Air Force strives to provide military children with the best education possible.

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Overcoming holiday blues

Posted  December 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert The holiday season is upon us once again, and it is often a busy season. It is filled with shopping, gifts, festivities, joyous music, holiday parties, decorations and many opportunities to be with family, friends and coworkers as we close out the old year and welcome the…

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Semi-annual meeting between Nellis, 17 Native American tribes

Posted  December 14, 2018

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., leadership and 17 Native American tribes came together for their semi-annual meeting, visited the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and came to Nellis to celebrate Native American Heritage Month Nov. 28-30.

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