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Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 99th Medical Group incoming commander, assumes command from Col. Cavan Craddock, 99th Air Base Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, June 29, 2018. Flowers’ last command was for the 52nd Medical Group at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver) News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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99th MDG welcomes new commander

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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

32nd WPS activates; focuses on cyberspace domain

The 32nd Weapons Squadron activated June 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Nevada ANG joins Colorado firefighting effort

The National Interagency Fire Center has requested a C-130 aircraft and aircrew from the Nevada Air National Guard’s 152nd Airlift Wing  to aid firefighting efforts in Colo.

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Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB Digital Edition – June 29, 2018

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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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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

Nellis’ 2015 Feds Feed Families campaign ends

Posted  October 2, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The annual Feds Feed Families campaign ended here Oct. 2 with over 28,000 pounds of goods collected at Nellis AFB and 184,000 pounds collected throughout Air Combat Command. Nellis Air Force Base partnered with Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas to collect and deliver the non-perishable goods to…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski
Health & Safety

Airman provides vitality through marrow donation

Posted  October 2, 2015

One out of 540 members of the C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program ever proceeds to donate marrow or stem cells. However, an Airman from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, recently had the opportunity to be one of those donors.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory Payne
Local

RPA community reflects on 1-year anniversary of airdrop, aid for thousands

Posted  October 2, 2015

Between August and October 2014, the Remotely Piloted Aircraft community participated in operations which provided aid to Iraqi citizens who were being threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar, Iraq.

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