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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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Salutes & Awards

Creech improves resiliency, care for spouses

Posted  November 6, 2015

Families of Airmen were recently honored for their sacrifices and contributions to the mission with a special event here Oct. 24.

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen
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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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Health & Safety

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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