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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

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Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

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Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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

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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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NATCF: eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

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Desert Lightning News – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – August 10, 2018 Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Our coverage of Red Flag 18-3 continues – very heavy on the eye candy, lots of nice photos in this week’s issue! Airmen and aircraft from…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

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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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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

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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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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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