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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/lgke/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving military and veteran personnel in the greater Las Vegas area, you’ve come to the right place! We start off…


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EFMP hours increased for Nellis, Creech families

Posted  May 23, 2018

Recently, Air Force Family Child Care services increased respite care time from 12 to 40 hours per month for qualified Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) families. For families who are new to the EFMP Respite Care Program, it is designed to assist Air Force families with short-term, specialized child care for those who qualify as…

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Salutes & Awards

Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

Posted  May 21, 2018

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.

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Military working dogs train at Camp Cobra

Posted  May 18, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Staff Sgt. Ryne Wilson, 99th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his MWD, Seneca, prepare to clear a building during an explosives detection exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 26, 2018. Wilson and Seneca have been working together for more than…

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Events

Thunderbirds show season to resume at JBLE

Posted  May 18, 2018

Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, has authorized the resumption of Thunderbird performances starting at Air Power over Hampton Roads at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 19-20, 2018. Holmes made this determination based on recommendations of leadership from the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, 57th Wing and U.S. Air Force Warfare Center,…

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Posted  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.

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