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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.

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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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Desert Lightning New - Nellis Digital Edition June 1, 2018
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Desert Lightning News – Nellis Digital Edition June 1, 2018

Posted  June 1, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! The 99th ABW welcomed its new commander, Col. Cavan Craddock, during a change of command ceremony May 24 in the Thunderbirds hangar.

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Commentary

Why is it so bad to ask ‘why?’

Posted  June 1, 2018

Courtesy graphic “Shut up and color.” Sound familiar? I, like many noncommissioned officers today, came up in an Air Force that seemed to cultivate a mentality that Airmen follow orders without wasting time with unnecessary questions. After all, this is the military and lives are at stake, right? I learned my first assignment was like…

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Sports

Play Ball!

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph The 99th Air Base Wing Commander, Col. Cavan Craddock, throws one of the ‘first’ pitches during Military Appreciation Night at Cashman Field in Las Vegas.   Air Force photograph Nevada Test and Training Range Commander, Col. Chris Zulhke, throws one of the ‘first’ pitches during Military Appreciation Night.   Air Force photograph…

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Commentary

Lead With Perspective

Posted  June 1, 2018

“If you were in charge for a day, what would you change?” This is a popular question leaders ask. The intent of the question is to gain perspective. Often times, one’s view is based on where they sit. So to compensate for personal biases and capitalize on the diverse skills, talent, and experience of the…

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Local

Dino Drive groundbreaking

Posted  June 1, 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron commander Lt. Col. Patrick Kolesiak, 99th Air Base Wing vice commander Col. Michael Davis, and 99th ABW commander Col. Paul “Dino” Murray, break ground on a road outside of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17, 2018. The…

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