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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – November 16, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities – Digital Edition November 16, 2018 Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 16, 2018 issue: Nellis Airman named DoD Senior…

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Reaper draws crowds at Homestead, wraps up 2018 season

Airman from the 432nd Wing have traveled across the country the past two years bringing the MQ-9 to different air shows as part of an information campaign.

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SAFWC holds Spark Tank prelims at AFWERX-Vegas

Airmen from units assigned to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., gathered at AFWERX-Vegas Oct. 29 to present their innovative ideas for the 2019 Spark Tank Competition.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Local

Airfield management keeps Nellis flying high

Airfield management Airmen assigned to the 57th Operations Support Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., are required to work faster and harder to keep up with the high rate of sorties carried out on the Nellis flightline.

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CCAF confers associates degrees

Posted  November 16, 2018

The Community College of the Air Force is the only degree-granting institution of higher learning in the world dedicated exclusively to enlisted personnel. It offers enlisted Airmen the opportunity to earn a two-year Associate in Applied Science degree that pertains to your Air Force career. The CCAF is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges…

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Veteran homelessness declines in Clark County

Posted  November 16, 2018

Fewer than 600 veterans were homeless on a given night in January 2018 in Clark County, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The HUD report is fresh evidence that the work underway by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and its federal and community partners to prevent…

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

Posted  November 16, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Commissary: The Nellis Commissary will be closed on Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. Nellis Movie Theater: The following movies are showing at the Nellis Movie Theater in November: Nov. 17 – Finding Nemo (G), 3 p.m. Nov. 17 – The Happytime Murders (R), 6 p.m. Nov. 18 – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom…

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VASNHS hosting Veterans Day car show, barbecue

Posted  November 9, 2018

Veterans Affairs photograph Veterans stand in line for food at the 2017 Veterans Day Car Show and Barbecue event. The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System will host its 4th annual Veterans Day Car Show and Barbecue 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Nov. 10. The event will be at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System Medical Center located…

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Nellis Airman named DOD Senior Fire Officer of the Year

Posted  November 5, 2018

Courtesy photograph Air Force Fire Chief Jeff Wagner (left) presents Master Sgt. Andrew Kehl, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire chief, with a coin at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kehl was named the Department of Defense Senior Fire Officer of the year for 2017. Master Sgt. Andrew Kehl, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy fire…

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