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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities http://online.flipbuilder.com/vzwd/lgke/ Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! If you’re looking for news and information serving military and veteran personnel in the greater Las Vegas area, you’ve come to the right place! We start off…


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Mech Marines assault Combat Town, MEUEX draws to a close

Posted  July 13, 2018

Marine Corp photograph by Gunnery Sgt. T.T. Parish Lance Cpl. Ezequiel Hernandez, a rifleman with Echo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, holds security inside a secured building during a mechanized assault on Combat Town as part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s MEU Exercise, Central Training Area, Okinawa, Japan, June 28, 2018….

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Events

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

Posted  July 13, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Passport Fair: Nellis Force Support is sponsoring a passport fair, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., July 13 at Community Commons. The fair is for personal passports only, not official. Attendees can apply for a passport book or card, submit a passport renewal and speak to a U.S. passport agent. For more information, contact Joshua Garcia…

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DoD

Exchange expands layaway program for back-to-school

Posted  July 13, 2018

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is helping military families go to back to school while sticking to a budget by extending its layaway program to include computers and tablets needed to succeed in the classroom. From July 1 to Aug. 31, just in time for back-to-school season, Soldiers, Airmen and other military shoppers…

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Local

Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

Posted  July 6, 2018

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Health & Safety

Stop the Bleed teaches crisis care

Posted  July 2, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Tech. Sgt. Shanae Gallashaw, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron critical care technician, and 1st Lt. Megan Huntley, 99th Medical Squadron pediatric nurse, practice proper first aid techniques using a tourniquet during the Stop the Bleed course at Mike O’ Callaghan Military Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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