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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.

Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

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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6th WPS, 24th TASS fly over Nellis

Posted  April 6, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Three F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 6th Weapons Squadron land at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 21, 2018. The 6th WPS is projected to be the USAF Weapons School’s largest squadron by 2023, with 30 instructors and 24 assigned F-35As.   Air…

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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  April 6, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Community Commons closures: Community Commons will be closed Saturdays throughout the month of April. Those dates are April 7, 14, 21 and 28. For more information, call 702-652-0967.   Sports Day: April 13 is Sports Day at Nellis and Creech. Activities run 7 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Warrior Fitness Center. Events include a…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown
Air Force

AF fighter pilot soars through barriers

Posted  April 2, 2018

Despite spending more than 2,000 hours in a cockpit, Col. Samantha Weeks took a long, thoughtful pause when asked what it’s like to fly.

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Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka
Veterans

Vet, 92, receives WWII recognition 70 years after the fact

Posted  April 2, 2018

Army photograph by Sgt. 1st Class Erick Studenicka William Grant Jr., 92, of Las Vegas, right, receives applause from Brig. Gen. William Burks, the Nevada Guard adjutant general, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Jared Kopacki after Grant Jr. received his Bronze Star Medal recently in North Las Vegas. Grant Jr. earned the medal in World…

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Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo
Local

Air Force Assistance Fund: Taking care of our own

Posted  March 28, 2018

Air Force photograph by Lorenz Crespo Col. Paul Murray, commander 99th Air Base Wing fills out an Air Force Assistance Fund contribution form as 2nd Lt. Francoise Douala, 99th Contracting Squadron and the AFAF installation project officer looks on at Freedom Park, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev,, March 23. Contributions to the AFAF will lend…

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