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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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More than $10,000 in Exchange gift cards up for grabs

Posted  November 20, 2015

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving Soldiers, Airmen and their families a chance to shop till they drop with the $10K Spend It Your Way Giveaway. One grand-prize winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift card. The first-place winner receives a $2,500 Exchange gift card, while second place wins…

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NAFB Exchange holds grand opening ceremony

Posted  November 13, 2015

The newly renovated Nellis AFB Exchange shopping center held its grand opening here Nov. 10. The 221,800 square-foot shopping center experienced its first remodel in 13 years. It features updates to the main store as well as the food court and concessions.

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First Italian F-35 mission highlights partnerships

Posted  November 13, 2015

Two Italian pilots completed their initial F-35 Lightning II training flights here Nov. 5, marking the first F-35 flights under control of Italian pilots.

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What motivates you?

Posted  November 13, 2015

VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. — Motivation is an idea that is used to explain behavior. It is the reason for people’s actions, desires and needs. What motivates you? Is it a pay raise, promotion, family or friends? When I applied for an ROTC scholarship back in the early 1980s, my motivation was monetary. I…

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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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