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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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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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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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