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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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Veterans’ Resources

Posted  December 8, 2017

U.S. Senate Catherine Cortez Masto https://www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/ 333 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Suite 8016 Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-388-5020 204 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-3542 Dean Heller https://www.heller.senate.gov/public/ 8930 West Sunset Road, Suite 230 Las Vegas, NV 89148 702-388-6605 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 202-224-6244 U.S. House of Representatives Dina…

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Local

Thunderbirds commander relieved of duty

Posted  December 1, 2017

Lt. Col. Jason Heard, commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds, has been relieved of command upon the completion of the 2017 season. Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, commander of the 57th Wing commander at Nellis aIr Force Base, Nev., relieved Heard effective Nov. 20. While Heard led the team through a…

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Air Force

Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

Posted  November 29, 2017

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.

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Local

Eagle Eyes enables Airmen to ensure security

Posted  November 27, 2017

The safety and security of each installation falls on the observations of the Airmen, civilians and retirees who occupy it. The Eagle Eyes program at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., is an anti-terrorism initiative that relies on the awareness of base occupants and connects them to the proper authorities. Eagle Eyes encourages people to familiarize…

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Events

Aviation Nation

Posted  November 27, 2017

Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing displayed an MQ-1 Predator and an MQ-9 Reaper at the 2017 Aviation Nation Air and space Expo, Nov. 10-12, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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