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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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

Posted April 10, 2018 by

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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Air Force awards Long Range Strike Bomber contract (Pt. II)

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stuart Ibberson

The Air Force announced Oct. 27 that it has awarded the Long Range Strike Bomber contract to Northrop Grumman. The announcement was made jointly by Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Mark A. Welsh III. The other competitor for the…

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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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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Posted May 10, 2018 by

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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Aircraft crashes near Nellis

Posted August 18, 2016 by

At approximately 7:40 a.m., PDT, Aug. 18, a civilian contractor aircraft supporting 57th Wing operations crashed on public land adjacent to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The crash site was less than a mile from the north end of the Nellis’ runway. The aircraft was a Draken International A-4 Skyhawk. An official says a veteran…

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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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Body found at Nellis Air Force Base

Posted August 18, 2016 by

Authorities are investigating the body of a man who was found dead on site at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz said Aug. 17 that the body was found about 6:40 a.m., Aug. 16, in a dirt lot near the golf course on the southern end of the base. The Clark…

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Desert Lightning News – Nellis Digital Edition June 1, 2018

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Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The 99th ABW welcomed its new commander, Col. Cavan Craddock, during a change of command ceremony May 24 in the Thunderbirds hangar.

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