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Five missing, two found after F/A-18, tanker crash off Japan

TOKYO — A Marine refueling plane and a fighter jet crashed into the Pacific Ocean off Japan’s southwestern coast after colliding early Dec. 5, and rescuers found two of the seven crew members, one of them in stable condition, officials said. The U.S. Marine Corps said that the 2 a.m. crash involved an F/A-18 fighter…

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Desert Lighting News Digital Edition – November 30, 2018

Desert Lightning News Nellis-Creech AFB – Serving Nellis AFB, Creech AFB, Las Vegas NV and surrounding communities Click on the link below for a digital copy of this weeks’s Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News. Here are some highlights from the Nov. 30, 2018 issue: Zion climber visits 66th Rescue Squadron after harrowing rescue – page…

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Climber visits 66th RQS after harrowing rescue

One month after his life flight rescue from Zion National Park, Daniel Cottam visited his rescuers at the 66th Rescue Squadron Nov. 16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Cottam suffered injuries when his rope gave way while hiking, sending him down a steep cliff face requiring pararescuers to rappel more than 100 feet to evacuate him from the narrow canyon.

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Gunsmoke returns to Nellis with a twist

Pilots and maintainers assigned to various flying squadrons throughout Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., competed Nov. 15 in a Gunsmoke Competition held on the flightline and Nevada Test and Training Range.

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Thawing the frozen middle: Creech sparks innovation fire

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing and the 799th Air Base Group visited AFWERX-Las Vegas Nov. 5, 2018, to establish a Spark Cell that encourages innovation and the exploration of creative solutions to tactical-level problems.


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Creech revives IDS to improve quality of life

Posted  November 6, 2015

In an effort to improve quality of life for Airmen here, the Integrated Delivery Service program re-emerged July 2015 to help serve the Airmen with issues in areas such as career field manning, financial troubles, resiliency, and quality of life concerns.

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Airmen of WFC keep gym clean, functional

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis The Warrior Fitness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers many amenities to its members. The WFC features a pool, saunas, equipment checkout, family room, weight room, indoor track, and cardio room. The WFC also features the Health and Wellness Center which offers a…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 6, 2015

Q: Does TRICARE pay for abortions? A: Yes, but only when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the mother’s life is at risk if she carries the pregnancy to term. Note: The doctor must note the reason for the abortion in the patient’s medical records. For more information, visit the TRICARE…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  November 6, 2015

ATTENTION: In order to reduce waste, eliminate plastic bagging, and decrease refuse in the street, Manch Manor residents may now pick up the Bullseye at the enclosed newspaper racks in your neighborhood located next to mailboxes.   NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill…

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Exchange puts jingle back in shoppers’ pockets

Posted  November 6, 2015

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making holiday wishes come true for military shoppers by picking up the tab on their MILITARY STAR® card up to $8,200 with the “Your Holiday Bill Is On Us” sweepstakes. From Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each…

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