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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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Avengers Assemble! Military kids can unite With Marvel superheroes at Nellis Exchange

Posted  March 16, 2018

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is gearing up for Month of the Military Child with Marvel Universe Unites, an interactive adventure inspired by the upcoming film “Avengers: Infinity War.” During the March 24 event, kids age 4 and older can go on a mission to collect the…

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Airmen participate in joint rescue mission

Posted  March 14, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum A pararescueman is hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, during training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 22, 2018. The mission of the 66th Rescue Squadron is to provide rapidly deployable, expeditionary, and agile combat search and rescue. Rescue…

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Red Flag 18-2: building confidence, leadership, war fighter culture

Posted  March 14, 2018

Red Flag 18-2 is underway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Flights will generate twice daily from the base through March 23, for realistic training scenarios that will be conducted over the skies of Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas. 

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Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: The final salute

Posted  March 12, 2018

The Air Force held the MQ-1 Predator’s official retirement ceremony with Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Remotely Piloted Aircraft enterprise leaders, and MQ-1 alumni March 9, 2018, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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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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