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Ceremonial guardsmen ‘honor with dignity’

The Nellis Honor Guard is responsible for rendering military honors for funeral services and various Air Force ceremonies as well as provide their services at various opening ceremonies.

Air Force photograph by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie Salutes & Awards

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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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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