June 29, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

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

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving military and veteran personnel in the greater Las Vegas area, you’ve come to the right place! We start off this week’s issue with coverage of the recent Loadmaster advanced instruction course at Nellis AFB. This is a first-ever offering of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, adding another level of professional development for Airmen which will develop exceptional leaders for the future of the career field. On page 3, we take a look at another first, the AFWERX Fusion Xperience event, which took place in Las Vegas last week. The top 10 ideas from the event will be brought to the AFWERX Vegas Innovation Hub, where teams will build and present prototypes for another event at the end of July. In veteran news, we introduce you to WWII veteran and D-Day survivor Ono Zicari (page 4), and report on non-combat-related PTSD counseling available at VA Southern Nevada (page 5). And if you’re in the mood for a little eye-candy, click through to pages 10 and 11 of our digital edition for a report on Green Flag West, which played out in the desert skies in mid-June. All this and much more, 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 below for a digital edition, viewable on your computer or mobile device. It’s our privilege to serve you – have a great week! #aerotechnews #nellisafbnews #creechafbnews

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Nevada Assembly against expanding Nellis military training range into refuge

CARSON CITY, Nev.–The Nevada Assembly has gone on record as opposing proposed expansion of the Nellis Air Force Base testing and training range into the Desert National Wildlife Refuge. The Nevada Appeal reported April 18 that Democratic Assemblywoman Lesley Cohen of Las Vegas supported an Assembly-approved resolution opposing the proposed expansion of the Nellis range...

Fighting to fly: Creech Airman thrives after life-changing crash

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Maj. Travis, deputy of the 432nd Wing Staff Agency Commander’s Action Group and survivor of an almost deadly motorcycle accident, flies with one of his licensed friends, ...

Standing up for your convictions

Have you ever found yourself in an awkward situation where you know the circumstances are illegal, immoral, unethical or for self-gain? The juices inside you start to boil and you become upset that such a thing occurred. You tell yourself, “Go, talk to the person about the problem; make it right.” It turns out you...