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Nellis Desert Lightning News Digital Edition - May 18, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – May 18, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! This week, we salute Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander and a recipient of the 2017 Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Award.

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Salutes & Awards

Nellis Airman earns Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy

Lt. Col. Andrew Huntoon, 57th Maintenance Group deputy commander at Nellis Air Force Base Nev., received the Gen. Lew Allen Jr. Trophy from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson during a ceremony held May 2 at Nellis.

Air Force photograph by Karina Luis Salutes & Awards

Medical Airmen recognized as 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine

On May 3, the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine recognized four distinguished medical Airmen for their dedication to our nation’s service members at the 2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards held in Washington, D.C.

Desert Lightning News Nellis AFB - May 4, 2018 News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – May 4, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! AFWERX Vegas hosted a world-class event in April, making our front page this week.

Air Force photograph by R. Nial Bradshaw Air Force

New life for F-16s a ‘great deal’ for Department of Defense, taxpayers

An Air Force Thunderbird jet is the first of what will be roughly 300 refurbished C and D model F-16’s that will roll off the shop floor of the 573rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Hill AFB, Utah, after receiving multiple structure-strengthening modifications.


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Salutes & Awards

57th WG earns 13th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 22, 2017

For the thirteenth time in the 57th Wing’s history, and for the seventh consecutive two-year period, Air Force officials recently announced the wing, led by Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, 57th Wing commander as among the very best as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period of June 1, 2015 to…

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Local

Royal Thai nurses visit Nellis to strengthen alliances

Posted  December 22, 2017

For the past two months, the 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has hosted three nurses from the Royal Thai Air Force in order to strengthen alliances and innovate patient care for both countries.

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Local

Lighting the tree

Posted  December 22, 2017

Air Force photograph   Col. Paul J. Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander, was on hand to light the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Christmas Tree Dec. 7. Just in case something went wrong, Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand, arriving in a Nellis’ fire truck. The ceremony, in the Chapel parking lot, included…

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Trees for troops

Posted  December 22, 2017

Courtesy photograph Volunteers gathered Dec. 8 to take part in the annual Trees for Troops program. The donated trees are given to airmen and their families at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Courtesy photograph

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Events

Nellis hosts annual tribal meeting

Posted  December 22, 2017

The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Installation Management Flight along with Nellis Air Force Base senior leadership hosted the annual Native American Tribal meeting at the Club Nov. 28, 2017.

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