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Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition - June 15, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis Digital Edition – June 15, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/oqgz/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The summer “season of change” continues at Nellis AFB, as Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt on June…

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57th Wing bids farewell to Leavitt, welcomes Novotny

Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny assumed command of the 57th Wing from Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt during a change of command ceremony, June 8, 2018, in the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens Salutes & Awards

A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Local

Business is booming on Nellis demolition range

Teams from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., completed an ammunition disposition request May 31, 2018, at the Nellis Air Force Base Demolition Range.


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Leavitt bids farewell to 57th Wing

Posted  June 15, 2018

Air Force photographs Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt returned from her final flight as the 57th Wing commander on May 5, 2018, to a traditional ‘fini’ flight ceremony. Leavitt relinquished command of the wing to Brig. Gen. Robert G. Novotny at a ceremony June 8. During her tenure at Nellis, Leavitt was responsible for the most…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens
Salutes & Awards

A family legacy: 65 years in the making

Posted  June 15, 2018

Many families connect through movie nights, snacking on popcorn, rooting for their favorite sports team or singing those 1980s classics, but this major’s family founded a tradition within the years they dedicated to the U.S. Air Force.

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Las Vegas Sailor participates in overboard recovery procedures

Posted  June 15, 2018

Navy photograph by PO2 Anna Van Nuys PHILIPPINE SEA — Sonar Technician (Surface) 1st Class Timothy Baker, from Las Vegas, Nev., and a search and rescue (SAR) swimmer, prepares to retrieve a target that went overboard during simulated man overboard recovery procedure aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is forward-deployed…

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

Posted  June 15, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Vacation Bible School: The Nellis AFB Chapel Vacation Bible School runs 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 25-29. The theme this year is “Rolling River Rampage.” Children are invited on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Along the river rafters will discover that life with God is an adventure…

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AgilePod Flies on U.S. Air Force MQ-9

Posted  June 13, 2018

In March 2018, the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Sensors Program Office, working jointly with the AFLCMC Medium Altitude Unmanned Aerial Systems Program Office, sponsored three demonstration flights of an MQ-9 Reaper with AgilePod.

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