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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

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

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.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

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.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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Commentary

Staying resilient in dark times

Posted  December 18, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holiday season can be hectic for Airmen here. Some have the opportunity to go to their hometowns or have family come see them. But, some Airmen don’t have the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones during the holiday season or they don’t have anyone to turn…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
Events

Bringing holiday cheer to Creech children

Posted  December 18, 2015

Team Creech hosted the third annual children’s holiday party for military families here Dec. 12. The event included activities to bring Creech families together, improve morale and camaraderie, and provide opportunities for children to meet Santa.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty
Local

Forecasting missions keeps RPAs in the sky

Posted  December 18, 2015

The 432nd Weather Flight is the largest of its kind in Air Combat Command with 51 personnel who support remotely piloted aircraft operations globally.

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors Class 16-A graduates

Posted  December 18, 2015

Ninety-four Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School here as part of Class 16-A, Dec. 10.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colby Hardin
Commentary

Finding strength through my Air Force family

Posted  December 18, 2015

I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve. When I enlisted in the Air Force I joined another family without intending to do so. This family has been with me ever since, especially during my family’s darkest tragedy.

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