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66th RQS remembers fallen Airmen 20 years later

The 66th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., paid their respects to their fallen brothers during a memorial marking the 20th anniversary of their deaths. A total of 12 Airmen were lost when two HH-60G Pavehawk helicopters, call signs Jolly 38 and Jolly 39, assigned to the 66th RQS were involved in a midair collision over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine night exercise Sept. 3, 1998.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 21, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have something a little different for you on our cover this week, as we look at a milestone affecting the 99th Medical Group at Nellis.

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Mike Pence: ‘Humbled’ to return to Nellis AFB

Vice President Mike Pence left the humidity of the East to travel to the dry desert temperatures of the West for a morale visit with Nellis Airmen Sept. 7. Pence visited Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in January and returned for another firsthand look at the world’s premier proving ground for air, space and cyberspace lethality.

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Phantom of Takur Ghar: The Predator above Roberts Ridge

As part of an early war effort that targeted al Qaeda and Taliban forces in Afghanistan, the Battle of Roberts Ridge is still known as one of the deadliest engagements during Operation Anaconda.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – September 7, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! We have a full issue of news and features lined up for you this week. For those of you who have ever depended on a Tech Sergeant for guidance, assistance or resources to get your job done (that’s all of us, right?), you’ll enjoy this week’s front-page story.


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Health & Safety

Limiting alcohol for better health

Posted  February 23, 2018

Alcohol and substance abuse affects veterans more than the average American, and the numbers are growing. For veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are receiving care at the VA, about one in 10 has been treated for some form of substance abuse, with more than half the cases being alcohol-related. While alcohol abuse…

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Red Flag 18-1 concludes

Posted  February 23, 2018

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver A Royal Air Force pilot prepares his gear before flying during Red Flag 18-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 5, 2018. Red Flag provides pilots with real-time war scenarios.  

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Events

Living . . . Happenings . . . Things to do . . .

Posted  February 23, 2018

NELLIS Happenings Thrift store donations: The Nellis Area Spouses’ Club Thrift Shop relies on your donations to keep things up and running. Starting in February we are asking for a specific item the Thrift Shop greatly needs each month. Please bring your donation of Clorox Wipes to the Thrift Shop at any time. Ski trip:…

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Nellis Exchange supports readiness, resiliency

Posted  February 23, 2018

As the Department of Defense shifts its focus to readiness, Airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., can count on the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to “have their six.” At the Exchange and ShopMyExchange.com, Airmen and their families can equip themselves with the tools needed to maintain a BE FIT lifestyle, including athletic…

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AF upgrades to Windows 10

Posted  February 14, 2018

In accordance with the Department of Defense mandate, the Air Force must complete the Microsoft Windows 10 migration by March 31, 2018. Any operating system not upgraded by the deadline will be denied access to the network.

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