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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!

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bryan T. Guthrie Local

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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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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World

Coalition airstrikes kill 10 senior ISIL leaders in December

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A high-value Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes Dec. 24 was just one of 10 ISIL leaders targeted and killed so far this month, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed Dec. 29. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via…

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Health & Safety

Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review

Posted  January 8, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority. By working with overseas partners, and helping the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, AFMS aided the Air…

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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS congratulates WIC Class 15B graduates

Posted  January 8, 2016

8th Weapons Squadron (ABM) Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Capt. Joseph S. Buckman-Ellis Capt. Joseph G. Butler Capt. Matthew B. Chapman Capt. Michael A. Ellsworth Capt. Christopher S. Huchingson (EC-130) Capt. Thomas B. Draper Capt. Blake S. Harness (RC-135) Capt. Shain L. Bestick 14th WPS (AC-130) Hurlburt Field, Florida Capt. Sarah K. Gagnon Capt. Philip N….

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