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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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Health & Safety

Rock to Recovery serves as ‘musical medicine’

Posted  March 17, 2017

Although many of this year’s Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials participants are now reveling in the celebration the event brings through competition and companionship, every single one of them could tell you what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they hit rock bottom.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle
Local

Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC

Posted  March 17, 2017

Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, March 10.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
Events

Family first: Honoring Creech families

Posted  March 17, 2017

Creech Airmen and their families were honored with a Family Day here, March 1 that highlighted the missions of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group.

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Events

Coach Sanchez mentors NAFB Airmen

Posted  March 17, 2017

The 57th Operations Group hosted University of Nevada-Las Vegas head football coach Tony Sanchez, as part of an on-going brown bag lunch mentorship series on February 24 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The U.S. Air Force encourages mentoring and networking for Airmen to build leadership and maximize their strengths, in order to more effectively…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James Thompson
Local

America’s oldest RPA unit celebrates 75 years

Posted  March 17, 2017

Airmen from the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing celebrated the 11th Attack Squadron’s 75th anniversary of providing America with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities here since March 2, 1942.

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