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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Posted May 18, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

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Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB April 20, 2018 Digital Edition

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Military Personnel and Veterans at Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Facebook page! This week, we offer kudos and congratulations to the men and women of Creech AFB, who…

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – April 6, 2018

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Our community suffered a major blow this week with the loss of USAF Thunderbird pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno, during a routine training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range on April…

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A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4.

The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagn hailed from Valencia, Calif.
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Thunderbird pilot dies in F-16 crash

Posted April 6, 2018 by by Stuart Ibberson

A U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot was killed when his F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at the Nevada Test and Training Range at approximately 10:30 a.m., April 4. The Air Force has identified the pilot as Maj. Stephen Del Bagno the No. 4 jet. Del Bagno hailed from Valencia, Calif. Del Bagno was a 2005 graduate…

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Desert Lightning News Flipbook – March 9, 2018

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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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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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News briefs

Posted January 29, 2018 by

Nevada Air Force base: No serious injuries in aircraft fire Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., says there were no serious injuries when an aircraft had to abort its takeoff and caught fire at the installation in Nevada. The Australian Government Department of Defence said in a statement Jan. 27 that the incident involved an EA-18G…

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Expect traffic delays at base entry gates

Posted September 29, 2017 by

Beginning this month, base visitors and employees can expect delays entering and exiting Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., due to road construction. The City of North Las Vegas completed a design and awarded a project to Contri Construction Company to construct the North East Sewer Interceptor that will run from the city’s sewage treatment plant…

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Two A-10s crash on Nevada Test and Training Range

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Two U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range Sept. 6, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. Both pilots ejected safely and are being evaluated at the Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center at Nellis. The aircraft were on…

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