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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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Exchange doubles gas savings Oct. 9-11 for MILITARY STAR® cardholders

Posted  October 9, 2015

DALLAS — To celebrate the launch of the MILITARY STAR® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR® cardholders. From Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR® card at AAFES gas stations will receive 10 cents off…

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Sports

Airmen ‘hoop it up’ at Warrior Fitness Center

Posted  October 9, 2015

Nellis community members play basketball at the Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 7. The WFC provides three indoor basketball courts for Airmen and their families to use. Other areas available for use include an indoor swimming pool, racquetball courts, free weight areas, cardio machines, and indoor/outdoor running tracks.

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Local

Airfield systems techs keep air traffic, ground controllers connected

Posted  October 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Senior Airman James Vrtis, 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, talks to an air traffic controller at the ATC tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6. Airfield systems specialists work closely with air traffic controllers to ensure they always have a clear…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 9, 2015

Q: What is the Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program? A: The Transitional Care for Service-Related Conditions Program provides 180 extra days of coverage past the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) coverage period. Coverage is for former active duty, Guard, and Reserve members who have a medical condition that: • Is service-related • Is newly…

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Events

Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair: Please join us at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Information Fair noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Desert Oasis. The guest speaker will be…

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