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

Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

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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.


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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  January 8, 2016

Q: Does TRICARE cover weight loss surgery?   A: Yes, TRICARE covers the following weight loss surgeries when certain conditions are met: • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass • Vertical banded gastroplasty • Gastroplasty (stomach stapling) • Adjustable gastric banding (i.e., adjustable LAP-BANDR)  For more information visit the TRICARE’s Bariatric Surgery page. Note: This benefit isn’t available to…

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Local

2015 Year in Review

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Team, the Thunderbirds, perform their demonstration in preparation for the commander of Air Combat Command at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 2, 2015. The Thunderbirds perform their show multiple times a year at various locations across the United States….

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Sports

Falcons fall to Cal in bowl game

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Mike Kaplan Several Air Force players tackle a California player during the Armed Forces Bowl Dec. 29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Golden Bears beat the Falcons 55-36. FORT WORTH, Texas — California’s passing game was too much for the Air Force Academy Falcons to overcome as they fell…

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Health & Safety

Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted  January 8, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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DoD

Pentagon says F-35 program on right track

Posted  January 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery…

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