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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.

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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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KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

Posted  August 10, 2018

Air Mobility Command will conduct a KC-46 Pilot Selection Board later this fall to choose about 104 pilots for McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, to populate the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons. The KC-46 Pegasus is set to bring increased capability to the Air Force tanker fleet as the service’s number of KC-135…

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Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  August 10, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Nellis Auto Hobby Shop: The Nellis Auto Hobby Shop is looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching people how to properly take care of their vehicle. The shop wants to start a program that will teach: • Car Care 101 • Oil Changes • Preventative Maintenance • Tire Wear and Tear Detection…

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Airmen, families connect to Nellis military community with ShopMyExchange.Com’s new hub page

Posted  August 10, 2018

To keep Airmen and military families connected to their communities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has debuted a resource page on ShopMyExchange.com with up-to-date information on installation-wide events and programs. The Hub, at www.ShopMyExchange.com/Community, provides information on events and specials at the Nellis Exchange and Commissary, as well as Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

Posted  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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AF officials announce NCO retraining program

Posted  July 27, 2018

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  The retraining program allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to retrain into selected specialties to…

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