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Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Salutes & Awards

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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

Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Thompson Air Force

Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

USAF Warfare Center: Developing tomorrow’s leaders today News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.


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Salutes & Awards

57th Wing earns 12th AFOUA

Posted  October 2, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For the 12th time in its history, and for the sixth consecutive 2-year period, Air Force officials endorsed the 57th Wing as among the very best, as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2015. The mission statement of the 57th…

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Events

Exchange shoppers can score big in NCAA Sweeps contest

Posted  October 2, 2015

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming with Unilever to give military shoppers the opportunity to tackle $500 in the Unilever NCAA Sweeps. Exchange shoppers worldwide can enter at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes for their chance at one of 10 $500 Exchange gift cards. “With football season in full swing, every fan could use…

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Sports

‘Zombie 5K’ tests preparedness, stamina

Posted  October 2, 2015

A volunteer role-playing as a zombie walks toward participants in the National Preparedness Month Zombie 5K run at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 25. Participants in the run embarked on the standard base 5K route wearing a reflective belt which carried three survey tape flags that were used as “lives” and encountered numerous “contaminated…

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2015 Air Force Ball: ‘Embracing our Legacy, Forging the Future’

Posted  October 2, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika A guitar player in Matt Goss’ seven-piece band performs during the 2015 Las Vegas Air Force Ball at the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Sept. 26. The guitar player played a solo during a cover of the Eagles song “Hotel California”.  …

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  October 2, 2015

Q: I bought TRICARE Young Adult, when will my coverage start? A: TRICARE Young Adult Prime Option If the regional contractor gets your TRICARE Young Adult application: • By the 20th of the month, your coverage starts on the first day of the next month • After the 20th of the month, coverage starts on…

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