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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

57th ATG welcomes new commander

The 57th Adversary Tactics Group held a change of command ceremony Aug. 3, 2018, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

NATCF; eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft

In a large, dimly lit room located in the Nellis Air Traffic Control Facility (NATCF), faces are illuminated only by the reflection of air traffic control radar scopes.

Air Force photograph by Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr. Local

Red Flag 18-3: New milestone for AFSOC MQ-9s

Paintings, posters and photos highlighting more than 40 years of combat air force heritage line the busy, narrow halls of the 414th Combat Training Squadron building, home of Red Flag.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee Darbasie Local

Nellis Airman showcases innovative idea

Senior Airman Joseph Fleischli, with the help of AFWERX-Vegas, presented an innovative idea to improve the delinking feeder component for the GAU-2 weapon system to Maj. Gen. Pete Gersten, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 3.

NATCF: eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – August 10, 2018 Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Our coverage of Red Flag 18-3 continues – very heavy on the eye candy, lots of nice photos in this week’s issue! Airmen and aircraft from…


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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
A U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on a military operation, without being exposed to hostile action or immediate danger.
Salutes & Awards

Air Force awards first Remote device: Dominant persistent attack aircrew recognized

Posted  July 27, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James ThompsonA U.S. Air Force medal with an attached remote “R” device sits in front of an MQ-9 Reaper July 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The “R” device distinguishes an award earned for hands-on employment of a weapon system that had direct and immediate impact on…

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HVAC helps Nellis beat the heat

Posted  July 27, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie Staff Sgt. Cheick Kamagate, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration and Control technician assigned to the 512th Civil Engineer Squadron Reserve Unit at Dover Air Force Base, Del., checks the air supply temperature going into a 57th maintenance facility at Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th CES…

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Thunderbirds announce 2019 officer selections

Posted  July 27, 2018

The commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Holmes, has officially selected the officers who will be joining the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds for the 2019 demonstration season.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie
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Dedicated Crew Chiefs keep jets, pilots flying

Posted  July 27, 2018

Approximately 50 tactical aircraft maintenance specialists were honored for outstanding commitment at a dedicated crew chief ceremony July 13 in the 57th Wing Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Beltway construction impacts access to North Las Vegas VA Medical Center

Posted  July 27, 2018

Individuals traveling to the North Las Vegas VA Medical Center will see major traffic changes near the facility over the next year as the next phase of improvements begin on the northern portion of the Clark County 215 Beltway between North 5th Street and Lamb Boulevard. The first major impact to the VA medical center…

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