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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.

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

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today

The U.S. Air Force Warfare Center concluded its first Tech. Sergeant Week/Warrior Stripe Program Aug. 17 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The two-week course brought together 40 Warfare Center NCOs to provide an avenue for them to develop as military and professional leaders.

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

Avionics technician awarded President’s Hundred tab after shooting perfect score

While sitting on the couch watching television or doing school work, a staff sergeant leaves an unloaded pistol sitting on his desk. He doesn’t have it there for protection, but for whenever he is in need of a mental break.

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2015 Air Force Ball: ‘Embracing our Legacy, Forging the Future’

Posted  October 2, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika A guitar player in Matt Goss’ seven-piece band performs during the 2015 Las Vegas Air Force Ball at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Sept. 26. The guitar player played a solo during a cover of the Eagles song “Hotel California”.  …

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Salutes & Awards

57th WG earns 13th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 11, 2017

For the thirteenth time in the 57th Wing’s history, and for the seventh consecutive two-year period, Air Force officials recently announced the wing, led by Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, 57th Wing commander as among the very best as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period of June 1, 2015 to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes
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Nellis celebrates nurse, medical technician week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The 99th Medical Group clinic celebrated National Nurse and Medical Technician Week May 8-12 to recognize nurses and medical technicians for tremendous contributions and invaluable service while providing quality care for our military members and their families.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  April 8, 2016

Q. Can I choose a civilian network provider? A. If you are covered under Tricare Prime and live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you can change your PCM (Prime Care Manager) through the United Healthcare Service Center. If you do not live over 30 minutes from Nellis AFB, you must submit a request for…

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Airshow 2017: Texas Flying Legends

Posted  November 11, 2017

Air Force photograph The Texas Flying Legends Museum is dedicated to honoring past generations and inspiring the leaders of tomorrow through active display of World War II warbirds. Highlighting the drivers behind America’s success, the museum’s programs serve to remind Americans of the values and freedoms that make our country great, and challenge visitors to…

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