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Air Force

461st FLTS lands two more F-35s for test

The 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., received two additional F-35As to support continued developmental testing March 7.

Local

64th AGRS prepare for Red Flag 19-2

The 64th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis is a team of Airmen whose primary mission is to fly against the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews preparing them for tomorrow’s engagements.

Health & Safety

Nellis plastic surgery – more than just cosmetic

The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., offers a wide range of services to maintain Airman readiness and care to their families. What many may not know, is the importance of their plastic surgery practice.

Local

RPA Airmen strengthen relationships at Australia air show

Airmen with the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing travelled to the Australian International Airshow in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, to display the MQ-9 Reaper for the Australian and international crowds, Feb. 26-March 3, 2019.

Air Force

SECAF announces resignation

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.


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Local

Shopping Nellis Exchange generates $550,006.49 for quality-of-life programs

Posted  July 27, 2018

Last year, the Nellis community generated $550,006.49 for critical Quality-of-Life program as Airmen, retirees and their families shopped the Nellis Exchange. The $550,006.49 dividend is used to support Nellis programs, such as Warrior Fitness Center and the Child Development Center. “Shopping at the Exchange puts money right back into the Nellis community,” said Exchange General…

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Defense

Around the Air Force: July 20

Posted  July 25, 2018

On this look around the Air Force the Colombian Air Force joins U.S. Airmen in exercise Red Flag 18-3, and there are changes to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits transfer policy.

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News

Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – July 13, 2018

Posted  July 13, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News digital edition! The 99th Medical Group at Nellis Air Force Base welcomed a new commander in late June, as Col. Alfred Flowers Jr. assumed command from Col. Virginia Garner.

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Local

99th MDG welcomes new commander

Posted  July 13, 2018

The 99th Medical Group held a change of command ceremony June 29, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Commentary

Letter From a Survivor

Posted  July 13, 2018

Courtesy photograph by Capt. Tanya Wren Editor’s note: The following story includes references to an actual sexual assault that some readers, especially those who are sexual assault survivors themselves, may find disturbing. Some names have been changed. October 15, 2010, at 3:03 a.m.: I am a survivor. It has taken me more than seven years…

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