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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.

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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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Nellis AFB Exchange Hours of Operation – Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 15

Posted  January 12, 2018

Retail Main Store 10 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway Closed Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling 24/7 Food Papa Johns 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Burger King\Popeye’s DT 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Dining Room 10:30 a.m.- 4p.m. Anthony’s Pizza Closed Taco Bell…

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Local

First female F-16 pilot graduates from USAF Weapons School

Posted  January 5, 2018

As the U.S. Air Force closed its 70th year of breaking barriers, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School 16th Weapons Squadron Class 17B graduated its first female F-16 Weapons Instructor Course pilot.

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Air Force

Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

Posted  January 5, 2018

Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, that Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.  This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus…

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Events

Veterans Resource Fair, Town Hall slated for Jan. 13

Posted  January 5, 2018

The Southern Nevada Veterans Community Engagement Board, VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, and VA Reno Regional Benefits Office will co-host a Veterans Resource Fair and quarterly Veterans town hall meeting 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 13. The Town Hall segment will run 11 a.m.-noon. The fair and town hall will be at the VA Southern Nevada…

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Around the Air Force: Jan. 4

Posted  January 5, 2018

On this look around the Air Force the 418th Flight Test Squadron assists NASA and Airmen can now enroll in the new Blended Retirement System.

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