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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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Veterans

Forever GI Bill expands VA educational benefits

Posted  August 10, 2018

Effective Aug. 1, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs implemented 15 more provisions of the Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017, also referred to as the Forever GI Bill. These provisions, in addition to the 13 implemented since the law was signed less than a year ago, will have an immediate and positive…

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Air Force

KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

Posted  August 10, 2018

Air Mobility Command will conduct a KC-46 Pilot Selection Board later this fall to choose about 104 pilots for McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, to populate the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons. The KC-46 Pegasus is set to bring increased capability to the Air Force tanker fleet as the service’s number of KC-135…

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Events

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

Posted  August 10, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Nellis Auto Hobby Shop: The Nellis Auto Hobby Shop is looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching people how to properly take care of their vehicle. The shop wants to start a program that will teach: • Car Care 101 • Oil Changes • Preventative Maintenance • Tire Wear and Tear Detection…

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Airmen, families connect to Nellis military community with ShopMyExchange.Com’s new hub page

Posted  August 10, 2018

To keep Airmen and military families connected to their communities, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has debuted a resource page on ShopMyExchange.com with up-to-date information on installation-wide events and programs. The Hub, at www.ShopMyExchange.com/Community, provides information on events and specials at the Nellis Exchange and Commissary, as well as Morale, Welfare and Recreation…

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NATCF: eyes, ears of Red Flag 18-3 aircraft
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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – August 10, 2018

Posted  August 10, 2018

Desert Lightning News – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – August 10, 2018 Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Our coverage of Red Flag 18-3 continues – very heavy on the eye candy, lots of nice photos in this week’s issue! Airmen and aircraft from…

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