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

Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

The Nellis Honor Guard is responsible for rendering military honors for funeral services and various Air Force ceremonies as well as provide their services at various opening ceremonies.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Salutes & Awards

66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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

Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.


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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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