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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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Local

Project Homeless Connect 2017

Posted  December 8, 2017

Veterans Administration photograph A Homeless PACT Team outreach member talks with a veteran during the 25th annual Project Homeless Connect in Las Vegas Nov. 14. NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. — The VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System continued its efforts to support the local homeless community by participating in the 25th annual Project Homeless Connect in…

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Local

ITT hosts winter travel fair

Posted  December 8, 2017

On Dec. 1, Information, Tickets and Tours hosted their first Winter Travel Fair at the Nellis Club. Local vendors were on hand – along with vendors from Arizona, California and Florida — to ‘show off’ cool winter vacation deals and destinations. Information, Tickets and Tours is located at 4311 Carswell Ave., Nellis AFB — Bldg….

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Health & Safety

Healthier life: Controlling stress eating

Posted  December 8, 2017

We all have multiple stressors in our life, whether it be due to work, home, exercising or not eating a nutritionally adequate diet. As Americans we have become accustomed to stress, but learning how to manage stress seems to be more difficult and often we turn to food for comfort. Any type of stress can…

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Events

Advent/Christmas at the Nellis Chapel

Posted  December 8, 2017

Dec. 3 First Sunday in Advent Dec. 7 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 Trees for Troops Dec. 8 Holy Day of Obligation Catholic Mass (Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary) at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 12 Chanukah Candle Lighting, Dec. 12-15, 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 12 Annual Airmen Cookie…

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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  December 8, 2017

NELLIS Happenings Snowmobile: Outdoor Recreation is offering a Single Airman Snowmobile Tour through Brian Head, Dixie National Forest and Cedar Breaks National Monument Dec. 16 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Cost is $50 and includes transportation, snowmobile rental, waiver fee and three-hour snowmobile ride with a guide. This event is only open to active…

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