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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 19, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We thought we’d treat you to a fiery inferno with this week’s preview photo – a little treat for the pyromaniac in us all!

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53rd Wing brings future faster with largest LFTE

During the month of September, the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., executed one of the most complex and diverse operational test events in base history.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Salutes & Awards

Pilot receives AF Exceptional Aviator Award

An A-10C Thunderbolt ll pilot was awarded the Air Force Exceptional Aviator Award on Oct. 5, in the 6th Combat Training Squadron auditorium at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

VA-flu Health & Safety

VA begins Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics in Las Vegas valley

The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is committed to ensuring enrolled veterans have access to immunizations this flu season. As such, the healthcare system has begun a series of Saturday drive-through flu shot clinics at its facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Health & Safety

99th MDG protects Nellis against influenza

The 99th Medical Group kicked off their 2018-2019 Influenza Campaign by administering influenza vaccinations to approximately 50 Airmen Oct. 11, 2018, at the 99th Air Base Wing command section on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.


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Around the Air Force: June 26

Posted  June 28, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the historic 6thWeapons Squadron is reactivated, Saber Strike 2017 wraps up and tuition assistance is available for civil service PHD candidates.

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS

Posted  June 27, 2017

The United States Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017, at Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Posted  June 27, 2017

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.

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Around the Air Force: June 23

Posted  June 27, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, SECAF and CSAF testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee for Defense on the 2018 Budget, an F-35 demonstration at the Paris Air Show, and Pacific Angel 2017 is set to get underway.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz
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34th WPS graduates first WIC built for HC-130J Combat King II

Posted  June 27, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 34th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., capitalized on planning and collaboration to graduate its first class of students June 17 in the Class 17A HC-130J Combat King II weapons instructor course, laying the foundation to increase HC-130J weapons officers in the Combat Air Forces.

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