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

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/lgke/ 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…

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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 – August 24, 2018

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Dog lovers, UNITE! – is this not a great photo on our cover 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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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 Digital Edition – July 27, 2018

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Red Flag 18-3 is underway at Nellis / NTTR thru Aug. 3rd. Aircraft and personnel from the Colombian air force are participating in this round of Red Flag, to enhance their training and foster relationships with their U.S. counterparts. So if you see any unusual…

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Desert Lighting News Digital Edition – November 30, 2018

Posted November 30, 2018 by

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities 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. 30, 2018 issue: Zion climber visits 66th Rescue Squadron after harrowing rescue – page…

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

Posted September 7, 2017 by

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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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 19, 2018

Posted October 22, 2018 by

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We thought we’d treat you to a fiery inferno with this week’s preview photo – a little treat for the pyromaniac in us all!

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