Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Technology

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.

tbird-memorial2 Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Local

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…

040618NellisCVR News

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…

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Krystal Wright Salutes & Awards

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.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

Courtesy photograph
Air Force

RPAs drive conversation at 2017 AFA Conference

Posted  September 29, 2017

Airmen from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and across the entire Air Force, attended the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyberspace conference Sept. 18-20, at National Harbor.

Full Story »

af-study-guide
Air Force

Master sergeants to use 2015 promotion study guide for testing

Posted  September 29, 2017

Air Force graphic Master sergeants testing for promotion in the 18E8 promotion cycle will use the 2015 versions of Air Force Handbook 1 and professional development guide as study reference material, effective immediately. The new study material, slated to be released this year, will not be available in time to allow members to appropriately study…

Full Story »

af-career-intermission
Air Force

Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities

Posted  September 29, 2017

Air Force graphic The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
Local

66th RQS returns from Hurricane Irma relief efforts

Posted  September 29, 2017

An Airman, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., carries his gear off the flight line after returning from Hurricane Irma relief efforts Sept. 15, 2017. The 66th RQS worked with other joint service units in order to provide relief efforts following the landfall of Hurricane Irma. In midafternoon Sept….

Full Story »

Local

AAFES holiday hours for Columbus Day

Posted  September 29, 2017

In observance of the Columbus Day holiday on Oct. 9, AAFES facilities at Nellis and Creech will observe the following hours: Retail Main Store 9 a.m.-7 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling…

Full Story »