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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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Health & Safety

Creech winter safety tips

Posted  December 20, 2017

The winter holidays bring family fun, festivities and traditions, but also brings extra safety precautions to take into consideration. Prepare vehicles: * Tire air pressure will drop as the temperature drops. Keep an eye on this for optimal vehicle traction and safety. * The sun sets earlier this time of year, it’s important to ensure…

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JB Charleston supports Weapons School capstone event

Posted  December 18, 2017

The 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., launched 17 C-17 Globemaster IIIs in support of the largest U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration Phase Joint Forcible Entry event in its history, Dec. 9, 2017.

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Local

Merry Creech-mas: 432nd Wing receives first Christmas tree

Posted  December 13, 2017

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Two Creech Air Force Base members decorate a Christmas tree Dec. 2, 2017, at Creech AFB, Nev. Diamond Resorts International donated the tree and decorations as a thank you to Creech service members and their families. Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Hunters and Diamondbacks were surprised to…

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Air Force release NTTR military land withdrawal draft LEIS1

Posted  December 13, 2017

The U.S. Air Force has prepared a Draft Legislative Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test and Training Range Land Withdrawal at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., that analyzes the potential environmental consequences of the proposal to extend and potentially expand the existing range withdrawal. The proposal would support long-term test and training, and other…

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Salutes & Awards

57th WG earns 13th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

Posted  December 11, 2017

For the thirteenth time in the 57th Wing’s history, and for the seventh consecutive two-year period, Air Force officials recently announced the wing, led by Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt, 57th Wing commander as among the very best as it earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for the period of June 1, 2015 to…

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