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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

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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EW Airmen increase productivity through data-mining automation

Posted  April 14, 2017

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…or rather the men and women deep in a secured vault, jamming out critical electronic warfare missions.

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Civilian Strategic Leadership Program accepting nominations

Posted  April 14, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 1. CSLP, the Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 leaders by placing them in leadership positions…

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34th WS load HH-60s into C-17

Posted  April 14, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron finish loading the first of two HH-60 Pave Hawks into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., March 28. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black…

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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors new graduates from class 17-C

Posted  April 14, 2017

Courtesy photo Members of the Airman Leadership School Class 17-C pose together for a class photo prior to their graduation ceremony April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. 79 Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating this course. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Seventy-nine Airmen completed their first Professional Military…

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EGGStravaganza!

Posted  April 14, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Children ride a train during Eggstravaganza April 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Multiple base agencies provided games, prizes and train rides for Nellis families.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Children compete to find the most…

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