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

Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Air Force

Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.

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

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center concluded its first Tech. Sergeant Week/Warrior Stripe Program Aug. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two-week course brought together 40 Warfare Center NCOs to provide an avenue for them to develop as military and professional leaders.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.


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I know who, what, when and where … but why?

Posted  November 13, 2015

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. — Leading by example can be a heavy burden, but it is the burden we choose to carry when we don the uniform each day. As leaders, we should focus on showing others “how” to be an American Airman who embodies the core values. We should also explain “why” it matters…

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vU.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter
Salutes & Awards

Guardian Angel retires after 41 years of service

Posted  November 13, 2015

The year is 1974. The Vietnam War is on its way to an end after almost 15 years of fighting. The U.S.Air Force was trying to give America the upper hand.

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Local

104th FW supports USAFWS

Posted  November 13, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Our most successful life achievements are collaborative … success is scarcely ever the result of one effort. Together, we combine our greatest skills and determinations to attain the ultimate accomplishments. This fact of life is quite evident at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Weapons Instructor Courses at Nellis…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted  November 13, 2015

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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DoD

DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted  November 13, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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