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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Perseverance in face of adversity

With her inviting smile and exuberant personality, it’s hard to believe that Senior Airman Lin Evenson has endured multiple devastating hardships in her life.

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Mental Health Airman wins Airlift/Tanker leadership award

Each year the Airlift/Tanker Association Young Leadership Award recognizes 12 outstanding individuals who will likely become leaders within the air mobility community. The Air Combat Command has selected Senior Airman Cederic Williams, a mental health technician assigned to the 99th Medical Operations Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as a winner for 2018.

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Desert Lightning News Digital Edition – October 5, 2018

Welcome to the Nellis-Creech AFB Desert Lightning News Digital Edition! Lethal weapons and puppy-dog eyes on our front page this week, as we bring you coverage of a recent live-fire exercise conducted by the Nellis K-9 unit.


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Nellis F-35 flies 1,000th sortie

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mikaley Kline An F-35A Lightning II takes off from the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 22. The aircraft was preparing to fly its 1,000th sortie for Nellis AFB’s F-35A program. The F-35 is designed to provide the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification…

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Creech holds first NCO induction ceremony

Posted  November 6, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty Tech. Sgt. Daniel Villegas, 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing NCO in charge of protocol, speaks to staff sergeant selects as the guest speaker during a NCO induction ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23. Approximately 50 inductees were honored for their promotion and received…

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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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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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