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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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Salutes & Awards

ALS honors Class 15-G graduates

Posted  November 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-five Airmen completed their first professional military education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 15-G here Oct. 30. Twelve members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Ryan R. Ellsworth, 99th Medical Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. This award…

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Events

2015 Children’s Halloween party

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Col. Case Cunningham, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing commander, addresses the audience during the 2015 Children’s Halloween party Oct. 30, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Activities for the day included cornhole, trunk or treat, book reading, free food, bag decoration, and a magic show….

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Local

26th WPS exports classroom to Europe

Posted  November 6, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The most dynamic learning at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School often takes place outside the classroom when students participate in real-world events. The 26th Weapons Squadron’s cadre and students seized that opportunity in September, expanding upon already-programmed curriculum events in Europe to also participate in remotely piloted aircraft…

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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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Local

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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