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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown
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AF fighter pilot soars through barriers

Posted April 2, 2018 by Alexi Worley

Despite spending more than 2,000 hours in a cockpit, Col. Samantha Weeks took a long, thoughtful pause when asked what it’s like to fly.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
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Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: Combat RPAs bring the future faster

Posted March 23, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

As the official retirement of the MQ-1 Predator has passed, many people are reflecting on the new and innovative capabilities it provided on the battlefield over its tenure.

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Air Force photograph by Lawrence Crespo
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24th TASS activates, focuses on close air support

Posted March 23, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The 24th Tactical Air Support Squadron activated March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 24th TASS is an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet squadron whose primary function is training, supporting and performing close air support.

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. David Bickel
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HMH-462 supports Air Force JTAC

Posted March 23, 2018 by Marine Corps Sgt. David Bickel

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 supported training conducted by the Air Force’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training Center with the Nellis Air Force Base Nev., training detachment at Nellis Feb. 19 through March 4.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Janelle Patiño
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KC-135s participate in Red Flag 18-2

Posted March 21, 2018 by Senior Airman Janelle Patiño

Airmen from the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., traveled from Washington to Nevada to participate in a two-week combat scenario exercise called Red Flag 18-2 with units from other bases.

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Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 9, 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Welcome to the Desert Lightning News - Nellis AFB: Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities. This week, we continue our series on the sunsetting of the MQ-1 Predator aircraft.

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Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo
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Red Flag 18-2: building confidence, leadership, war fighter culture

Posted March 14, 2018 by Lorenz Crespo

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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
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Sun setting the MQ-1 Predator: The final salute

Posted March 12, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson
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Sunsetting the MQ-1 Predator: MQ-9 Reaper meets demand

Posted March 9, 2018 by Senior Airman James Thompson

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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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
Salutes & Awards

RPA Wing celebrates 75 years of accomplishment

Posted March 9, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens

Members of the 432nd Wing celebrated its 75th anniversary and the many achievements the wing accomplished throughout its history, Feb. 22, 2018 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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