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June 15, 2018
 

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities

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Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June 8. Leavitt, who is moving on to become the Air Force Recruiting Service commander, was presented the Legion of Merit for the outstanding leadership she provided during her two years with the wing. Read our front-page story, and flip through to page 4 for photos of Leavitt’s final flight as wing commander. In news from our neighbors at Creech, we take a look at a three-generation Air Force family, as grandfather and father celebrate a young Airman’s promotion to the rank of major. Great story – click through to page 5 to check it out. On page 9, we have a sharp-looking photo feature showing us what a work day looks like for members of the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. And that’s just a taste of what we have in store for you, in this week’s edition of Desert Lightning News! Hard copies of the paper will be available on Nellis, Creech and throughout Las Vegas Friday morning. Pick one up when you’re out and about this weekend, or click on the link above for a digital edition, viewable on your computer or mobile device.  “Like” our Facebook page for daily news updates and access to our website, story and photo archives. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great week! #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews




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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

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

99th MDG welcomes new commander

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Col. Suzie Dietz, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron commander, stands in front of a flight of Airmen during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.,...
 
 
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Letter From a Survivor

Courtesy photograph by Capt. Tanya Wren Editor’s note: The following story includes references to an actual sexual assault that some readers, especially those who are sexual assault survivors themselves, may find disturbing. ...