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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Perseverance in face of adversity

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Salutes & Awards

Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

Nellis K-9s conduct live-fire training News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.


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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
Local

RPA maintainers accomplish mission despite low retention

Posted  October 9, 2015

The constant and insatiable demand for remotely piloted aircraft airpower places stressors on nearly every career field within the RPA enterprise.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay
Salutes & Awards

Creech photojournalist wins DOD photography challenge

Posted  October 9, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge, took 1st place in the 2015 San Diego Shoot-Off Ken Hackman Challenge Sept. 25-27 in San Diego. She, along with 30 other members of the Department of Defense, received training from top…

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Local

34th WPS launches new HC-130J weapons instructor course

Posted  October 9, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Acknowledging a critical shortage of weapons officers with advanced training in the Air Force’s newest fixed-wing rescue aircraft, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III approved the U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s first HC-130J Combat King II weapons instructor course in August. This new WIC will…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika
Events

Nellis participates in National Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 9, 2015

Nellis AFB’s National Fire Prevention Week, hosted by the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Nellis-Creech Fire and Emergency Services, kicked off here Oct. 4 and will officially wrap up Oct. 10.

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Exchange doubles gas savings Oct. 9-11 for MILITARY STAR® cardholders

Posted  October 9, 2015

DALLAS — To celebrate the launch of the MILITARY STAR® rewards program, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up gas savings by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR® cardholders. From Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR® card at AAFES gas stations will receive 10 cents off…

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