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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

Air Force photograph by 1st Lt. Scarlett Rodriguez Local

Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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SAFWC holds Spark Tank prelims at AFWERX-Vegas

Airmen from units assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gathered at AFWERX-Vegas Oct. 29 to present their innovative ideas for the 2019 Spark Tank Competition.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

Airfield management keeps Nellis flying high

Airfield management Airmen assigned to the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are required to work faster and harder to keep up with the high rate of sorties carried out on the Nellis flightline.


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422 TES changes command

Posted  April 28, 2017

Courtesy photo “Sax” Mathes, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, transfers the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Bradley “Split” Darling, 422 TES incoming commander during a change of command ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 21.

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Tech Report: Biofuels

Posted  November 2, 2016

In this episode of Tech Report, we learn the important role biofuels play in reducing dependence on crude oil.

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Health & Safety

Safety during the holidays

Posted  December 16, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As families are coming together to spend time decorating their Christmas tree and constructing that award winning lighting display for the Holidays, it is important to keep safety at the forefront of our minds this Holiday season. Christmas trees are many families’ way of welcoming in the Christmas season and tree…

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Yesterday’s Air Force: Pilot training

Posted  May 23, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force takes a look back at the history of the Air Force’s Pilot Training Program, from its humble beginnings in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to its modern day pursuit of air superiority.

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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: MQ-9 Reaper meets demand

Posted  March 9, 2018

With the retirement of the MQ-1 Predator on the horizon, MQ-9 Reapers were successfully transferred via flight from one combat operation to another within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility for the first time.

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