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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

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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Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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SAFWC holds Spark Tank prelims at AFWERX-Vegas

Airmen from units assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gathered at AFWERX-Vegas Oct. 29 to present their innovative ideas for the 2019 Spark Tank Competition.

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Airfield management keeps Nellis flying high

Airfield management Airmen assigned to the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are required to work faster and harder to keep up with the high rate of sorties carried out on the Nellis flightline.


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Commentary

Suicide … It needs to stop

Posted  October 5, 2018

“I remember sitting in my room typing up a letter to everyone, apologizing for being such a failure and causing so many problems. I finished typing the note and had my pills lined up on the table.”

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History, heritage, innovation at AF Ball

Posted  October 5, 2018

Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut the 71st Air Force birthday cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, Sept. 15. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force…

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Veterans

Annual VA report shows VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System has improved

Posted  October 5, 2018

Using an annual web-based report scorecard that measures, evaluates and benchmarks quality and efficiency at its medical centers, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released data that showed significant improvements at the majority of its health care facilities. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System was one of 37 Department of Veterans Affairs health care…

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407th AEG CC trains with EM

Posted  October 5, 2018

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable Tech. Sgt. Christopher McShan, 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management section chief, helps Col. Scott Gibson, 407th Air Expeditionary Group commander, into a hazardous material suit during an immersion tour at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The EM flight gave Gibson…

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Salutes & Awards

Las Vegas native keeps Navy wing flying

Posted  October 5, 2018

Navy photograph by PO2 Theodore Quintana Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Henderson A 2014 Eldorado High School graduate and Las Vegas, Nev., native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, home to the U.S. Navy’s newest maritime, patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Henderson is a naval air…

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