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March 21, 2018
 

Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 9, 2018

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This week, we continue our series on the sunsetting of the MQ-1 Predator aircraft. Our front-page story looks at the aircraft retirement process and shares information on the final destinations of some of these high tech machines. Some have arrived at museums, and one will be on display at Luke AFB during their Luke Days event next weekend. In other news, the 2018 Wounded Warrior Trials recently wrapped up at Nellis AFB. Airmen who successfully competed in their sporting events will now move on to the Air Force’s Warrior Games team, which will compete June 2-9, in Colorado Springs. You can read more on page 3. As always, we have some nice photo features for you, including the welcome home for members of the 66th Rescue Squadron and 823rd Maintenance Squadron (pages 10 and 11) and a look at HH-60 Pave Hawk training exercises at NTTR (page 5). All this, along with community news and events, are right here for you in this week’s issue of Desert Lightning News! Hard copies of the paper are available on Nellis, Creech and throughout Las Vegas Friday now. Pick one up when you’re out and about. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great week!

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airman 1st Class David Diez, Nellis Air Force Base honor guardsman, looks out a window at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sept. 14, 2018. Diez spends dozens of hours each ...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Lt. Col. Joshua Shonkwiler, 66th Rescue Squadron (RQS) commander, admires a memorial built for fallen members of the 66th RQS Aug. 29, 2018 on the Nevada Test and Training Range...
 
 
Air Force photograph

MQ-9 Reaper featured in 2018 Air Force Marathon

Air Force photograph The MQ-9 Reaper sits next to the runway as runners pass by during the 2018 Air Force Marathon Sept. 15, 2018, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. MQ-9 aircrew, maintainers and intelligence Airmen trav...