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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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#Flat SAPR’s Big Air Force Journey Begins

Posted  March 31, 2017

April 3 to 28: Show us how you, the squadron, the unit are promoting prevention & awareness of Sexual Assault in the military by passing Flat SAPR around. Chaplain & SAPR Partnered Unit Welfare Checks April 17: Time TBD. Recieve cool mood stress balls and other SAPR Swag Note: SAPR Swag — any cool item…

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Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Members of the 15th Attack Squadron get their heads shaved for a fundraiser March 11 in Las Vegas. The members shaved their heads to show support to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. LAS VEGAS — Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech Air Force…

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11th ATKS paves way with training

Posted  March 31, 2017

As technology on the battlefield changes and evolves, remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, continue to provide combatant commanders with unblinking eyes and attack capabilities from the sky.

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Are your running shoes spying on you?

Posted  March 31, 2017

Five or 10 years ago, such a statement might have been appropriate for a cartoon matinee or slapstick farce, but in a new world defined by the Internet of Things, this statement isn’t just a possibility, but an actual cyber vulnerability to be aware of.

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Nellis celebrates National Doctor’s Day

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — National Doctors’ Day was established to recognize physicians, their work, and their contributions to society and the community. National Doctors’ Day falls on March 30 each year. Though the holiday was officially signed into U.S. law in the early 1990s by President George H.W. Bush, observance of the day…

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