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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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Take a mindful approach to your personal happiness

Posted  November 22, 2017

The subject of “mindfulness” is getting a lot of press, which may raise the question, “Where does it fit in my life?” Mindfulness is being fully aware of where you are and what you’re doing, not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you. The opposite of mindfulness is “absent-mindedness,” autopilot experiences such…

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AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits

Posted  November 22, 2017

Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.

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Racing toward a healthy marriage

Posted  November 22, 2017

Air Force photograph by Chaplain (Capt.) Jason Gilleland Couples who participated in a Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. chapel-sponsored marriage enrichment event pose after completing a sporting activity, Oct, 27, 2017. The marriage enrichment seminar was followed by an “Amazing Race”-style activity, which had couples racing against each other in various events. In an effort…

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Thanksgiving dinner

Posted  November 22, 2017

Leadership from the 99th Air Base Wing served Thanksgiving dinner at the 99th Medical Group dining facility Nov. 16, 2017.

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AF men, women finish second, third in 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship

Posted  November 22, 2017

The All-Air Force men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished in the top three at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championships Nov. 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Texas.

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