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

Police Week: Respect, honor, remember

The 99th Security Forces Squadron at Nelis Air Force Base, Nev., hosted the annual National Police Week May 14-18 on base to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognize those who serve.

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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.

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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.


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Aviation Nation

Posted  November 27, 2017

Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing displayed an MQ-1 Predator and an MQ-9 Reaper at the 2017 Aviation Nation Air and space Expo, Nov. 10-12, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

Posted  November 22, 2017

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Predator accident investigation report released

Posted  November 22, 2017

A mechanical failure of the left tail clamp and/or tail clamp bolts caused an MQ-1B Predator to crash Nov. 8, 2015 in the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, according to an Air Combat Command Abbreviated Accident Investigation Board report released Nov. 21. The MQ-1B was assigned to the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force…

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Local culinary art high school students bake cookie for Airmen

Posted  November 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Lawrence Crespo Master Sgt. Keelye Coffins, U.S. Air Force Weapons School first sergeant, selects a box of cookies from Northwest Career and Technical Academy culinary art students at the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Community Common on Nov. 17. The culinary arts students baked 10,000 assorted cookies for Nellis and Creech…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver
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Crosswinds Inn gives thanks

Posted  November 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver Airman 1st Class Sulema Ruelas and Airman 1st Class Garrett McCulley, 99th Force Support Squadron culinary specialists prepare sides for lunch at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 20, 2017. The Crosswinds dining facility will be open to all service members, civilians and retirees on…

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