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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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Whodunit? 137th Military Police Detachment learns how to crack the case

Posted  April 6, 2018

A kicked-in door. A room with missing jewelry. A handprint on the window. It’s only a scenario, but the people piecing these clues together aren’t visiting Las Vegas’ newest “escape room.”

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6th WPS, 24th TASS fly over Nellis

Posted  April 6, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Three F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 6th Weapons Squadron land at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 21, 2018. The 6th WPS is projected to be the USAF Weapons School’s largest squadron by 2023, with 30 instructors and 24 assigned F-35As.   Air…

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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  April 6, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Community Commons closures: Community Commons will be closed Saturdays throughout the month of April. Those dates are April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For more information, call 702-652-0967.   Sports Day: April 13 is Sports Day at Nellis and Creech. Activities run 7 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Warrior Fitness Center. Events include a…

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AF fighter pilot soars through barriers

Posted  April 2, 2018

Despite spending more than 2,000 hours in a cockpit, Col. Samantha Weeks took a long, thoughtful pause when asked what it’s like to fly.

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Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted  April 2, 2018

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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