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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Air Force

Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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New FEDVAN Shuttle option to/from Creech for Nellis Housing and Dorm Residents

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Nellis dorm and Base Housing residents who work at Creech now have another option for transportation to and from work. All costs are covered under the Mass Benefits Transportation Program. Contact Sommer Loftin, 799th Air Base Group unit program manager, at DSN 384-1731 to…

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Memorial Day: Real heroes

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — “History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answer the call in bravery and (ultimate) sacrifice,” said Tim…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Nellis participates in Pathway from Poverty

Posted  May 26, 2017

More than 150 volunteers from around the community gathered at J.E. Manch andZel and Mary Lowman Elementary Schools May 12 with one common goal; build a garden for students and their families to sustain healthy relationships and diets.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum
Salutes & Awards

Nellis/Creech mark annual Police Week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The annual National Police Week was held from May 15 to 19 to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognizing those who serve today.

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 17-D May 11th, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Justin Sorge, a member of the 99th Civil Engineer…

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